The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to stop using The Boppy Company infant loungers that were recalled in September 2021, as well as Momaid loungers that don’t comply with federal safety standards for infant sleep products.
The loungers recalled in September 2021 are the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. They were recalled due to the potential risk that 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.
The Newborn Loungers have not been legal for sale since they were recalled, but since then, CPSC and The Boppy Company have sent numerous requests to Facebook Marketplace and other online marketplaces to remove the recalled products that continue to appear for sale on their sites. It is unlawful to offer for sale a CPSC-recalled product on an online marketplace or to sell or donate a recalled product in any other manner.
Shortly after the September 2021 recall, two additional infants died in Newborn Loungers that were part of an unsafe sleep environment. One death occurred in October 2021. In the incident, an infant was reportedly placed on the lounger for sleep and then rolled underneath a nearby adult pillow. The cause of death was positional asphyxia. In November 2021, an infant was placed on a Newborn Lounger in an adult bed with a parent and soft bedding and was later found deceased on the lounger. The cause of death was undetermined.
CPSC and The Boppy Company urge consumers to stop using the recalled Newborn Loungers and participate in the recall. Consumers can contact The Boppy Company for instructions on how to dispose of the product and get a refund.
Additionally, the CPSC is warning consumers to immediately stop using Momaid infant loungers as they fail to meet the safety requirements of CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products rule because they do not have a stand.
In addition, the lounger fails to meet the side height, markings and labeling, and instructional literature requirements. These failures create an unsafe sleeping environment for infants. The lounger and its packaging also lack a tracking label containing certain required information, including the date of manufacture.
The seller, Zhejiang Juster Trading LLC, of China, is not cooperating with the CPSC on a recall of this product and is not offering a remedy to consumers.
The infant loungers were advertised as a Baby Lounger Portable Infant Co Sleeping Bassinet Newborn Cocoon Snuggle Reversible Nest Bed Travel Crib. They were sold with a pillow and in four different printed fabrics: banana gray leaf, blue palm leaf, mint lychee leaf, and pink lychee leaf. The loungers were sold online at www.amazon.com and other websites for about $55. There is no labeling on the infant loungers.
Although the Infant Sleep Products rule is applicable to products manufactured on or after June 23, 2022, CPSC urges firms to consider stopping sale of non-compliant infant sleep products regardless of the date of manufacture. These loungers do not have a required date of manufacture labeled on the product or packaging, and therefore, the CPSC urges consumers to stop using the loungers, cut the fabric, and dispose of the fabric and the pillow immediately.