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Popular baby product recalled after 8 infants reportedly suffocated to death

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More than 3 million newborn pillows made by Boppy are being recalled after eight infants are believed to suffocate between 2015 and 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announced Thursday.

Boppy is recalling the following products, according to the CSPC:

  • Boppy Original lounge chairs for newborns
  • Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers
  • Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Loungers for Newborns

The recalled products have been sold at Walmart, Pottery Barn, Target and Amazon since 2004, according to the CSPC. The lounge chairs were sold in a “variety of colors and fashions” and ranged from $ 30 to $ 44.

The agency said the eight different deaths allegedly took place after infants were placed on their side, stomach or back and fell asleep on the lounge chair. The babies were said to have suffocated and were found unconscious on their stomachs or sides, according to the CSPC.

The CSPC urged families to stop using the recalled products and to contact The Boppy Company for a refund or credit. You can call 800-416-1355 or visit Boppy’s website, which redirects you to their Recall and Safety Alert page.

“Lounge chairs and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation,” CPSC Interim President Robert S. Adler said in a statement. . “Because we know infants sleep most of the time – even in non-sleep products – and suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounge chair products are just too risky to stay on the market. “

The Boppy company also released its own statement following the recall.

“We are devastated to hear about these tragedies,” said a spokesperson for Boppy. “Boppy is committed to doing everything possible to protect babies, including communicating the safe use of our products to parents and caregivers, and educating the public about the importance of following all warnings and instructions and the risks associated with unsafe sleeping practices for infants. The lounge chair was not marketed as an infant sleep product and includes warnings against unsupervised use.

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