Boppy is a well known brand that sells a variety of products, including baby carriers, nursing pillows, and Boppy Loungers. Boppy announced that a safety recall alert has been placed on their Newborn Loungers. This is important for parents of newborns to know about.
Here is the information Boppy provided:
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Boppy Company is conducting a voluntary recall of its Newborn Lounger to address a risk of infant suffocation. 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 surfaces, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding, that obstructs breathing.
There have been eight reports of infant deaths associated with The Boppy Company Newborn Lounger and this hazard. The infants reportedly suffocated after being placed on their back, side or stomach on the lounger and were found on their side or on their stomach. The infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.
The voluntary recall pertains to ALL models and colors of the Newborn Lounger, the Preferred Newborn Lounger, and the Pottery Barn Lounger… These recalled loungers were sold in a variety of colors and fashions.
The picture at the top of this blog post shows some examples of what The Boppy Company Newborn Loungers look like. There are plenty of other varieties that are not shown in the picture.
Do you have a Boppy Newborn Lounger in your home? It is recommended that you immediately stop using it. Visit The Boppy Company website to find out how to obtain a refund. It requires you to share the UPC or Item Number and Date Code on your lounger with The Boppy Company. For some reason, The Boppy Company requires you to do this through the Google Chrome browser.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) emphasizes that 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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