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News: Popular baby cushions recalled after being linked to 8 infant deaths

Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 8:16 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A large manufacturer of baby products recalled over 3 million lounger pads after they were associated with eight infant deaths in under five years.

According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, the cushion, which the Bobby Company manufactured, was recalled after a year-long investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission determined that the pillow was linked to the suffocation and deaths of eight infants between December 2015 and June 2020.

In a statement released on Thursday, Robert Adler, acting chair of the safety commission, said, “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.”

The loungers were sold between January 2004 and September 2021 at major retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Amazon.

Boppy is advising those who purchased the lounger pads to stop using them and contact the company for a refund as soon as possible.

 

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