Boppy’s recalled toddler lounger now linked to no less than 10 deaths : NPR

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The Boppy New child Lounger has now been linked to no less than 10 infants’ deaths since 2015 — together with two that have been reported after the 2021 recall, based on federal authorities.

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The Boppy New child Lounger has now been linked to no less than 10 infants’ deaths since 2015 — together with two that have been reported after the 2021 recall, based on federal authorities.

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 no less than 10 toddler deaths since 2015.

In September 2021, the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee recalled almost 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 full variety of deaths to 10. (Whereas it’s unlawful to promote the product, they’re nonetheless obtainable on the secondhand market.)

In October 2021, the fee stated a baby 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 lifeless.

The reason for dying was undetermined in that case, the CPSC stated.

The fee stated in its current announcement that infants can suffocate in the event that they “roll, transfer, or are positioned on the lounger able that obstructs respiratory” or “roll off the lounger onto an exterior floor, resembling an grownup pillow.”

The Boppy Co. and the fee are urging customers to cease utilizing the loungers and asking on-line marketplaces, resembling 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 stated in a earlier assertion it’s devoted to “doing all the pieces attainable to safeguard infants,” together with educating dad and mom on the significance of warnings and directions related to unsafe sleep practices for infants.

The loungers, bought 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 stated.

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