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Recalled newborn loungers linked to 2 additional deaths

Recalled newborn loungers linked to 2 additional deaths (Consumer Public Safety Commision)
Recalled newborn loungers linked to 2 additional deaths (Consumer Public Safety Commision)
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company are urging consumers to stop using recalled newborn loungers.

The Boppy Original newborn loungers, Boppy newborn loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy newborn loungers were recalled in September 2021 due to a risk of infants suffocating. The products have not been legal to sell since being recalled.

Since the recall, the products have been for sale on Facebook and multiple other online marketplaces.

Both the CPSC and Boppy have sent numerous request to Facebook as well as other online marketplaces to remove all sales for the recalled products. It's illegal to sell a CPSC recalled product online or to sell or donate a recalled product in any manner.

Shortly after the September 2021 recall, two other infants died in newborn loungers due to unsafe sleep environments. The risk is increased because infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing.

One of the two deaths occurred in October 2021. An infant was reportedly placed on the lounger and then rolled underneath a nearby adult pillow causing positional asphyxia.

In November 2021, a second infant was on a newborn lounger in an adult bed with a parent and bedding, the infant was later found deceased on the lounger. The cause of death was undetermined.

CPSC and Boppy urge consumers to participate in the recall.

Consumers can contact The Boppy Company at 800-416-1355 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online here.

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