Millions of Boppy Loungers Recalled After Products Linked to Infant Deaths
The CPSC issued the alert almost a year after warning caregivers to never let infants sleep on the products, which were sold at Amazon and Pottery Barn
The Boppy Company recalled about 3.3 million loungers today because the products have been tied to a reported eight deaths, according to an announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that oversees thousands of home goods.
Three models of loungers were recalled: the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, the Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and the Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Boppy Lounger.
The CPSC is urging parents to stop using the products immediately and to contact the company for a refund.
The recall follows an investigation earlier this month from Consumer Reports linking at least seven deaths to Boppy loungers and nursing pillows, based on a review of government data.
Products recalled: About 3.3 million loungers sold by The Boppy Company in a variety of colors, measuring about 23 inches long by 22 inches wide and 7 inches high. (Boppy also distributed about 35,000 in Canada.) Models recalled: Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Boppy Lounger.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores and major retailers including Amazon, Pottery Barn, Target, and Walmart from January 2004 through September 2021 for between $30 and $44.
The problem: The baby loungers—which are designed for babies to use while awake and supervised—have been linked to 8 infant deaths that occurred between December 2015 and June 2020. 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 fix: Consumers should immediately stop using the loungers and contact the company for a refund.
How to contact the manufacturer: Call The Boppy Company at 800-416-1355 or go to the company’s website and click "Recall & Safety Alert."
To report a dangerous product or product-related injury, go to SaferProducts.gov.