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Boppy loungers recalled following 8 reported infant deaths, federal officials say
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The Boppy Company is recalling over 3 million of its baby loungers after reports of eight infant deaths associated with the product in less than five years.
The recall covers the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers, all of which are dangerous for infants, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC said infants are at risk of suffocating if they "roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing." They can also suffocate by rolling "off the lounger onto an external surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding that obstructs breathing," the agency continued.
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In each reported death, federal safety regulators said the infants had suffocated after being placed on their back, side or stomach on the lounger. They were eventually found on their side or on their stomach, according to the CPSC. The deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.