Boppy Newborn Loungers Recalled Again After More Deaths
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company are asking people to stop using the recalled Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. They had to recall these loungers back in September 2021 because there’s a risk that babies can suffocate if they roll, move, or end up in a position that blocks their breathing.
These Boppy loungers haven’t been allowed to be sold since the recall, but some are still being sold on online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace. That’s actually against the law. CPSC and Boppy have been trying to get these recalled products removed from those sites, but they need your help too.
A Deadly Product
Even though the Boppy Newborn Loungers were recalled in September 2021, there were two more incidents where infants died while using the product in unsafe sleep environments. In October 2021, a baby was put on the lounger and ended up under a nearby adult pillow. The cause of death was something called positional asphyxia. In November 2021, another baby was found deceased on the lounger after being placed on it in an adult bed with a parent and soft bedding. The cause of death couldn’t be determined.
Options for Consumers
If you have one of these recalled Newborn Loungers, please stop using it and take part in the recall. You can get in touch with The Boppy Company to find out how to safely dispose of the product and get a refund. They’re available at 800-416-1355 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. You can also visit their website at www.boppy.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more info.
Contact Our Dangerous Products Lawyer
In some cases, families may wish to pursue legal action against the companies that sell these products. While every case is different, a dangerous products lawyer can help families who have suffered because of lax safety standards. Contact our injury lawyers anytime at 757-233-0009.