CHICAGO (WGN) – The Boppy Company recalled 3.3 million newborn loungers after eight infant deaths. The company recalled the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers because infants can suffocate if they roll, move or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs their breathing.
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There is also a risk if the child rolls off the lounger onto a surface such as an adult pillow or soft bedding that makes it difficult to breathe.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the infant deaths happened between December 2015 and June 2020.
The loungers were sold at stores including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart and Amazon. They sold from January 2004 through September 2021 for between $30 and $44.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungers and contact the Boppy Company for a refund at 800-416-1355 or go online at boppy.com and click “Recall & Safety Alert” for more information.
CPSC said the best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard. Blankets, pillows and padded crib bumpers should not be added to a baby’s sleep environment, and babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep.