Boppy Recall MILLIONS of Newborn Loungers After 8 Infant Deaths

Emily Manning

September 23, 2021

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It was announced today that The Boppy Company has recalled more than three million of their bestselling newborn loungers. The recall comes after eight infants were found to have suffocated while using the product.

The full details of the far-reaching Boppy recall are below, including the affected items and how to initiate a refund if you have one of these products.

Boppy Recall: All the Details

In a statement on their website, it was announced:

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Boppy Company is conducting a voluntary recall of its Newborn Lounger to address a risk of infant suffocation. Infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing, or roll off the lounger onto an external surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding, that obstructs breathing.”

“There have been eight reports of infant deaths associated with The Boppy Company Newborn Lounger and this hazard. 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 infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.”

Boppy sold approximately 3.3 million of the recalled loungers at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers across the US and online, including Pottery Barn, Target, Walmart and Amazon.

The loungers were sold from January 2004 through September 2021 for between $30 and $44.

Have Your Say

Don’t miss the chance to have your say! We’re looking for parents to get involved and give their feedback on all aspects of family life.

Which Products are Affected?

Boppy recall products

The voluntary recall applies to ALL models and colours of:

  • the Newborn Lounger
  • the Preferred Newborn Lounger
  • and the Pottery Barn Lounger

An example of each model is shown above.

Do You Have an Affected Product?

If you have one of these products, you are advised to stop using it immediately.

The Boppy Company are offering refunds, and to claim one you must:

  1. Share the UPC or Item Number (found on the front of the Care Label toward the bottom) and Date Code (stamped on the back of the second label and is formatted XX-XXX) on your Lounger.
  2. Provide a copy of your receipt if you have one, via email, text, or mail. This will help up determine the value of your refund.
  3. Provide a photograph via email, text, or mail that shows the destruction of the Lounger by cutting it in half to make it unusable.

You can find more information on submitting your details for refund here.

Safe Sleep is Essential

When it comes to safe sleeping for your infant, it is important to remember the following:

  • The best place for a baby to sleep is on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, cot or Moses basket.
  • Never add blankets, pillows, padded crib bumpers, or other items to an infant’s sleeping environment.
  • Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs.
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Published On: September 23rd, 2021 / Categories: For Parents, For Parents mobile / Last Updated: September 23rd, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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