Consumer product recall

Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers recalled due to suffocation hazard

Starting date:
September 23, 2021
Posting date:
September 23, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-76483

Last updated: 2021-09-23

Summary

  • Product: Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.
  • Issue: Infants can roll, move or be placed in such a way that they have their breathing obstructed, posing a risk of accidental suffocation.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungers and contact The Boppy Company for a refund.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Boppy Company.

Affected products

Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers

Product description

This recall involves all Boppy Newborn Loungers. The loungers were sold in a variety of colours and fashions and measure about 58 centimetres (23 inches) long by 56 centimetres (22 inches) wide and 18 centimetres (7 inches) high.

Hazard identified

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.

For more information on safe sleep practices for infants, see Health Canada's Consumer Information – Safe Sleep Practices for Infants.

As of September 20, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

In the United States, 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 for unsupervised sleep and were found on their side or on their stomach on the lounger or on an external surface. The infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020. The lounger was not marketed as an infant sleep product and includes warnings against sleep and unsupervised use.

Number sold

The company reported that 34,941 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 3.3 million were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2016 to September 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China. Assembled in USA

Companies

Manufacturer
The Boppy Company
Golden
Colorado
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungers and contact The Boppy Company for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact The Boppy Company toll-free at 1-800-416-1355 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.