At least 12 infant deaths linked to recalled Boppy baby loungers

Federal officials have issued a warning about recalled Boppy baby loungers after at least 10 infants died while using them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has linked the deaths to the Boppy Newborn Lounger and Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, urging consumers to stop using them immediately. The loungers were recalled in 2019 due to reports of infant suffocation, but they are still being sold on online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace.

The CPSC said that the recalled loungers pose a “hazard to infants” and that parents should “immediately stop using the product and contact Boppy for a refund or credit.” Boppy has also released a statement urging consumers to stop using the recalled loungers and offering refunds or credits to those who purchased them. The company emphasized that it takes the safety of its products “very seriously” and is working with the CPSC to address the issue.

The CPSC is reminding parents to always place infants on their backs to sleep in a safe and secure environment, and to never use sleep products that do not meet current safety standards. They urge parents to follow the “ABCs” of safe sleep: “Alone, on their Back, in a bare Crib.”