Boppy company recalls more than 3 million Newborn Loungers after eight infant deaths
BETHESDA, Md. (WLNE) – The Boppy Company has recalled more than 3 million Newborn Loungers after eight infant deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.
The company has recalled the Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and the Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.
The CPSC reports that infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed in a position that obstructs breathing. Babies can also roll off the lounger and onto a surface that obstructs breathing.
“We are devastated to hear of these tragedies,” a spokesperson for Boppy said. “Boppy is committed to doing everything possible to safeguard babies, including communicating the safe use of our products to parents and caregivers, and educating the public about the importance of following all warnings and instructions and the risks associated with unsafe sleep practices for infants. The lounger was not marketed as an infant sleep product and includes warnings against unsupervised use.”
Consumers should stop using this product immediately.