About 3.3 million pillow-like Boppy baby loungers have been recalled after eight reported deaths of infants due to apparent suffocation. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on Sept. 23, 2021.
If your baby was severely injured or died in an incident related to a Boppy lounger, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, PC, with more than 40 lawyers, including five who are also highly skilled doctors (including two OB/GYNs) – the most in the United States – has the expertise and experience to investigate and litigate infant injury and death cases.
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The CSPC announced the recall along with the Colorado-based Boppy Company following reports of eight deaths associated with the Boppy Newborn Lounger between December 2015 and June 2020. In its recall announcement, the CPSC warned: “Infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing, or roll off the lounger onto an external surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding that obstructs breathing.”
Recalled products include the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. (Pictured) They were sold between 2004 and September 2021 in a variety of colors and measure about 22 X 23 inches and 7 inches high. They were sold online through Amazon.com and at retail stores including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, and Walmart.
The CPSC reiterated advice in its recall notice: “…The best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or play yard. Parents and caregivers should never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment. Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs.”
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