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Boppy Newborn Lounger Recall: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Child

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  December 11, 2023   |  

The Boppy Newborn Lounger has been recalled due to potential injury risk, including suffocation.The safety of our infants and children is paramount, and recent developments surrounding the Boppy Newborn Lounger have raised significant concerns among parents and caregivers. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the Boppy Newborn Lounger recall, incorporating information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company’s latest update. We’ll also discuss steps you can take if your child has been injured by a potentially defective Boppy Newborn Lounger.

Boppy Lounger Recall Announcement

In a joint announcement with the CPSC, The Boppy Company issued a critical and urgent recall of its Boppy Newborn Lounger. This action comes in response to the heartbreaking news that two additional infant deaths occurred shortly after the initial recall in 2021, highlighting potentially severe safety risks associated with this product.

Safety Concerns

  1. Suffocation Hazard: The primary safety concern with the Boppy Newborn Lounger is the risk of suffocation. Infants are at risk of rolling over and becoming trapped or wedged in a position where they cannot breathe properly.
  2. Incorrect Usage: Many parents may not be aware of the correct usage guidelines for the Boppy Newborn Lounger. It was designed as a support pillow and not intended for unsupervised sleep or extended periods of use.
  3. Lack of Restraints: The lounger lacks safety restraints or harnesses, making it easier for infants to shift or roll into dangerous positions.

Recall Details

The expanded recall by The Boppy Company and the CPSC is a crucial step in protecting children from harm. The recall includes specific models and serial numbers of the Boppy Newborn Lounger. Parents and caregivers are urgently urged to immediately stop using the affected products and take the following actions:

  1. Check for Recalls: Verify whether your lounger is part of the recall by checking the CPSC website or contacting The Boppy Company directly. According to the announcement, you can contact The Boppy Company at 800-416-1355 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.boppy.com, where you may click “Product Recalls” for more information.
  2. Stop Using the Lounger: Cease using the Boppy Newborn Lounger immediately, especially for unsupervised sleep or naps.
  3. Dispose or Return: If your lounger is included in the recall, dispose of it properly or return it to the manufacturer for a refund or replacement.
  4. Monitor Your Child: Always supervise your infant during playtime and naps to prevent potential hazards.

Potential Legal Action

If your infant or child has been injured potentially due to a defective Boppy Newborn Lounger, you may be able to take legal action to protect your child’s rights and seek compensation for any damages incurred. The experienced attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are here to help.

IMPORTANT: Please note that at this time we are investigating these claims in preparation for potential claims or lawsuits, however, we are not actively representing clients in these cases. Please stay tuned to our website for more information on this fast-developing situation.