U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee
The Boppy New child Lounger, a preferred child pillow that was recalled two years in the past, has now been linked to at the least 10 toddler deaths since 2015.
In September 2021, the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee recalled practically 3.3 million new child loungers after eight infants reportedly suffocated after being positioned in a lounger on both their again, aspect or abdomen.
The eight deaths have been reported between December 2015 and June 2020.
In an announcement launched by CPSC Tuesday, the company confirmed that two extra deaths have been reported after 2021 recall, bringing the entire variety of deaths to 10. (Whereas it’s unlawful to promote the product, they’re nonetheless accessible on the secondhand market.)
In October 2021, the fee mentioned a toddler was positioned on a lounger, rolled beneath a close-by grownup pillow and died by positional asphyxia. The next month, a new child was positioned on a lounger in an grownup mattress and was later discovered useless.
The reason for demise was undetermined in that case, the CPSC mentioned.
The fee mentioned in its latest announcement that infants can suffocate in the event that they “roll, transfer, or are positioned on the lounger ready that obstructs respiratory” or “roll off the lounger onto an exterior floor, corresponding to an grownup pillow.”
The Boppy Co. and the fee are urging customers to cease utilizing the loungers and asking on-line marketplaces, corresponding to Fb Market, to crack down on makes an attempt to promote the pillows secondhand.
Within the unique recall discover, Boppy famous that the lounger “was not marketed as an toddler sleep product and contains warnings in opposition to unsupervised use.”
The corporate mentioned in a earlier assertion it’s devoted to “doing every part doable to safeguard infants,” together with educating mother and father on the significance of warnings and directions related to unsafe sleep practices for infants.
The loungers, offered in shops from January 2004 to September 2021, have been distributed within the U.S. and Canada by retailers together with Amazon, Pottery Barn Youngsters, Goal and Walmart.
Dad and mom ought to cease utilizing the loungers instantly and contact Boppy for a full refund, the CPSC mentioned.