Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on over 3 million Boppy Loungers. The CPSC has found that these “loungers”, also called Boppy Pillows have caused at least 8 infant suffocation deaths.
If you have one of the recalled Boppy Loungers in your home, please stop using it immediately.
Which Boppy Loungers have been recalled?
This recall involves all Boppy Newborn Loungers. The loungers were sold in a variety of colors and fashions and measure about 23 inches long by 22 inches wide and 7 inches high.
- Boppy Original Newborn Loungers,
- Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and
- Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers
Here is a picture of the recalled products.
Boppy sold about 3.3 million of the recalled loungers at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers nationwide and online, including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, and Walmart and online at Amazon.com. The loungers were sold from January 2004 through September 2021 for between $30 and $44.
Why are they being recalled?
According to the CPSC, 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.
Furthermore, the CPSC stated that 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 tragic infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.
Comments From The U.S. Government
“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” said Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler.
“Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation. Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time – even in products not intended for sleep – and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market.”
How to Get a Refund For The Boppy Lounger
If you purchased a Boppy Lounger, you should stop using it immediately and contact the company for a refund.
The phone number for The Boppy Company is 800-416-1355. You can also visit their website: www.boppy.com where they have detailed instructions on how to submit a refund claim.
How to File a Boppy Lounger Lawsuit
If your family has been the victim of a Boppy Lounger accident, we urge you to NOT contact the company but rather suggest that you immediately get in touch with a product liability lawyer who has experience handling defective baby and infant product lawsuits.