Boppy Infant Products Recalled
The Boppy Company, a Colorado-based manufacturer of infant products, announced a recall for over 3 million baby loungers after receiving reports of infants suffocating. According to parents, the infants were placed in the lounger as recommended.
Shortly after falling asleep, the infants rolled over into a position that restricted their breathing. The baby loungers are well known for their danger to sleeping children, and the Boppy Company’s products are no different. While their products are soft and plush, they lack the firmness necessary to support the weight of an infant, posing a severe threat.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the first death was reported in 2015. Despite reports of infants suffocating, the manufacturer did not make changes to the product design, which has led to more infant deaths. Although the manufacturer claims it never advertised the product as a sleeping device for infants, they should have warned consumers of the dangers of using the product as such.
The Boppy Company manufactures a wide range of baby products including nursing and pregnancy pillows, infant loungers, baby carriers, and infant travel accessories.
Recently, the Boppy Company recalled around 3.3 million Newborn Infant Loungers sold between January 2004 and September 2021 in retailers across the country such as Walmart, Target, Pottery Barn Kids, and Amazon.
The recalled loungers include all models and colors of the following:
- Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
- Preferred Newborn Lounger
- Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Lounger
The company issued a voluntary recall for the newborn loungers after 8 infant deaths were reported in six years. According to Boppy’s website, the overstuffed cushions pose a hazard to sleeping infants that can be forced into a position that restricts their breathing.
Infant Head & Neck Support Accessory Recalled Due to Risk of Suffocation
In 2019, Boppy recalled two models with over 14,000 Infant Head and Neck Support accessories. Despite numerous complaints, the recall came after the company received reports of the infant’s heads being pushed forward chin-to-chest by the accessory.
The recall stated that the area of support on the Preferred Newborn Lounger System is overstuffed, which could cause a child’s head to be tilted too far forward and posing a serious risk of suffocation.
Inclined Infant Sleepers Banned from the Marketplace
To safeguard newborn babies, the CPSC released a new federal safety standard that will effectively ban inclined sleepers including all types of inclined bassinets, gliders, swings and rockers.
The new standards will ban many inclined sleepers including:
- Baby Delight Go With Me – Sway Portable Infant Rocker
- Baby Delight Nestle Nook Comfort – Plush Infant Napper
- Chicco Lullaby Dream Playard’s inclined napper insert
- Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper
- Hiccapop DayDreamer
- SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper (made by Sumr Brands)
How Can Our Attorneys Help?
While financial compensation cannot change the past, it can help you avoid the financial strain of long-term care, medical bills, and funeral expenses. The Boppy Company may try to claim that they’re not at fault for any damages or loss of life caused by their products.
If you have lost a child as a result of a defective product, you need the guidance of an attorney that understands consumer protection laws. At Clark Fountain, our firm has a longstanding history of successfully obtaining significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of personal injury and defective product cases in Florida and throughout the country. Call 561-899-2100 to start your free consultation today.