Boppy Recalls 3.3 Million Newborn Loungers Linked to Infant Deaths
The Boppy Company has recalled 3.3 million of their newborn loungers linked to the deaths of eight babies within a five-year period.
According to a release on the company website, products such as the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger were pulled in September. These account for all models of the lounger.
It was reported that the babies suffocated after being placed in one of the Boppy loungers on their back, side or stomach.
All of these deaths were reported from December 2015 to June 2020, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC).
The lounger was not marketed as a sleep product and also includes warning signs for unsupervised use. These loungers were sold in stores for almost 20 years by retailers like Amazon, Pottery Barn Kids, Target and Walmart.
“We are devastated to hear of these tragedies, we’re doing everything possible to safeguard babies,” a Boppy representative stated.
The company is planning to educate parents on the warning signs and instructions that can help keep babies safe. It is advising parents and caretakers to immediately stop using the infant loungers and is offering refunds.