A recall for the popular Boppy Lounger has been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. At least eight infants have suffocated and died while using the product. “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,” the CPSC said in their announcement.
The Danger of Infant Loungers
Babies spend a lot of their lives sleeping. Medical experts have long recommended that infants be put down to rest in cribs with no pillows, blankets, stuffed toys, or anything that might cause accidental suffocation to occur. Lounger products like the Boppy are technically not designed for infant sleep, but given how much babies spend asleep, users of the Boppy are put at inevitable risk. More than three million Boppys have been sold since they hit shelves back in 2004, making this an all too common hazard for families to contend with.
Is My Boppy Included in the Recall?
Multiple Boppy loungers have been recalled because of suffocation hazards:
- Boppy Original Newborn Loungers
- Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers
- Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers
These products were sold in stores and online from companies like Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Pottery Barn Kids. If you have one of these loungers in your home, discontinue use immediately and contact the manufacturer for a refund.
Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit Against the Boppy Company?
If your baby suffocated while using the Boppy, you may be entitled to compensation. Our product liability lawyers can answer your questions and offer you a free consultation so you can find out what your options are moving forward. Lawsuits involving the loss of a child can be incredibly emotional, and we’ll do everything in our power to help you through this difficult situation.