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.