The Boppy Company is recalling all of the Newborn Loungerrs that they sold because of concerns that they can kill infants while they sleep. This specific type of boppy pillow lawyer has already caused the death of 8 babies. Pillows, or any consumer product, intended for use by babies and children require some of the most stringent safety requirements due to the fact that children are so vulnerable and can easily harm themselves doing the simplest of tasks. There is no room for error when it comes to putting these products on the market since even the slightest defect in terms of design, manufacture, or labeling can cause severe injury. In the case of the Boppy Company, their specific line of newborn loungers have presented a major risk to sleeping babies.
So far, 8 babies have died of suffocation due to their product, with the first death occurring in 2015. Currently, there is a recall issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for over three million newborn lounger products. Nobody should have to experience the loss of a child due to something as preventable as a dangerous baby product. The Boppy Company received reports of issues with their newborn loungers as far back as 2015 and failed to take necessary action to remove the product from the market. This negligence regarding their product’s safety has since led to several fatalities.
Dolman Law Group specializes in cases involving dangerous products that harm children. We can assist you with taking legal action against those whose negligence enabled dangerous products to make it, and stay in, stores and harm your child. The Colorado-based Boppy Company is a maker of a variety of baby products including nursing pillows and baby carriers.
Recently, they issued a recall for a specific type of product they make a Newborn Lounger. The recall specifically includes the:
Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
Preferred Newborn Lounger
Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Lounger
These products were sold from January 2004 to September 2021 when they were finally recalled.
There have been around 3.3 million of these Boppy newborn loungers sold at a number of retailers across the country including Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart, and online at Amazon.com. Boppy finally issued a voluntary recall for the newborn loungers after 8 deaths were caused by the products over six years. The recall describes the danger of the newborn loungers being based on the hazard they pose to sleeping infants that can be forced into a position that restricts their breathing by the overstuffed cushions.