The Boppy Company Recalls Over 3 Million Baby Loungers Following Eight Infant Deaths

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Any parent knows that raising children is a special, rewarding adventure. But it’s also a monumental responsibility and at times can prove exhausting. The sleepless nights, learning your baby’s needs, and the list of dos and don’ts about how to raise a newborn can induce anxiety for anyone adding a little one to the household. 

One thing all parents should understand is the importance of prioritizing safety, especially when it comes to potentially dangerous or hazardous baby products like the Bobby Lounger.

In September, The Boppy Company announced it was recalling 3.3 million of its popular Original, Preferred, and Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Loungers following eight infant deaths between December 2015 and June 2020. The product contains warnings to always provide supervision while in use and to never let infants sleep in the loungers. The deaths occurred when babies who were placed in the lounger face up, on their sides, or on their stomach were later found suffocated on their sides or stomachs. If your child has been injured, contact a Boppy Lounger recall lawyer at Cory Watson here.

Previous Baby Product Recalls

Unfortunately, the Boppy Infant Loungers recall is not the only baby product that has been recalled in recent years. Parents might remember the following recalls:

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a U.S. based agency responsible for working with companies to determine whether recalls should be issued after reviewing consumer complaints into potentially hazardous products. Since the start of 2021, the CPSC has already announced several recalls of baby products due to numerous reports of serious injuries or deaths. Here are some that every parent should know about:

A full list of products accessible to children, and not just dedicated children’s products, that have been recalled due to safety risks can be found here.

How to Keep Your Children Safe

News about these recalls have surprised many parents who were otherwise satisfied consumers, leaving many wondering how to best keep their little ones safe. Here are a few tips:

1. Most importantly, review the American Academy of Pediatrics website at www.aap.org for safety guidelines and best practices for parents and families.

2. Always supervise your infants when using any product to ensure that you catch any potential safety risks before they pose hazards.

3. Regularly review www.safekids.org/product-recalls to ensure you are staying up-to-date regarding recent product manufacturer recalls so that you do not buy potentially dangerous items or bring them into your home.

4. Lastly, whenever you purchase or receive a new baby product, fill out the product registration card and return it to the manufacturer so that you are alerted directly in the event of a recall.

Also, if you notice any safety risks or if your child is injured or killed due to hazards associated with product use, report it to the manufacturer and contact a consumer protection attorney immediately.

If a product is recalled, contact a class action lawsuit attorney at Cory Watson.


ABOUT CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS

Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama as well as Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving product liability related to serious injuries from defective products and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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