If You Have Been Using These Products With Your Baby, Stop, There Is A Recall

According to government data,

The Boppy Company recalled 3.3 million of its infant loungers on September 23, 2021 after the Consumer Product Safety Commission linked them to 8 deaths.

Eight of the Seven infant deaths are recent and tied to infant loungers and nursing pillows made by Boppy, a popular maker of baby products.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that oversees thousands of home goods warned caregivers back in October 2020, to never let infants sleep on lounging pads, which are meant for babies to sit or lie on while awake, or nursing pillows, which are meant to make breastfeeding easier.

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The risk involved? When babies are left unattended or sleeping on these products, they may roll over or their heads may fall in such a way that can block their airway and lead to suffocation.

CR had uncovered at least 28 infant deaths from 2012 to 2018 tied to nursing pillows and baby loungers made by a variety of companies, including some from Boppy.

Amy St. Germain, Boppy’s vice president for marketing, said,

that the company has been working with the CPSC

“to find a solution that helps make babies safer. Currently, we are awaiting more information from the CPSC as we continue our dialogue. Of course, even one infant death is too many and we are devastated to hear of these tragedies.”

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