Boppy, the popular maker of baby products, is recalling its Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers – over 3 million infant loungers – after reports of eight infant deaths between 2015 and 2020. The infant deaths reportedly happened after infants were placed on their back, side or stomach and fell asleep on the lounger, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). They suffocated. Consummers were urged to stop using those products due to danger for kids. The recalled products were sold at retailers including Pottery Barn, Target, and Walmart and Amazon.com from January 2004 to today. Boppy also distributed about 35,000 of the recalled loungers in Canada.
“Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation. Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time – even in products not intended for sleep – and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market,” Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler, CPSC commissioner, said in a statement. The recall announced Thursday applies only to loungers made by Boppy, and does not include nursing pillows or all pillow-like products on the market.