Parents warned to stop using recalled poppy loungers linked to at least 10 infant deaths

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Parents were advised on Tuesday to stop using the newborn loungers recalled from The Poppy Company linked to at least 10 infant deaths.

The Poppy Company and The Consumer Product Safety CommissionIn a news release Tuesday, newborn lounges can cause suffocation if babies are “rolled, moved, or placed on the lounger in a position that prevents breathing, or roll the lounger over an outdoor surface such as an adult pillow.”

The products were first recalled two years ago and the September 2021 recall includes Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.


Boppy and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recommending that parents stop using Boppy newborn loungers, which were first recalled in 2021.

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Although newborn diapers can no longer be legally sold, the recalled products are still available online through social media sites, the CPSC noted. Facebook Market.

“It is illegal to sell a CBSC recalled product on an online marketplace or to sell or donate a recalled product in any other way,” the federal agency said in its statement.

Between December 2015 and June 2020 there have been at least eight infant deaths from the Poppy newborn lounger. Poppy Company. But after the 2021 recall, the CPSC said at least two babies died after Poppy was placed in newborn restrooms.

“One death occurred in October 2021. In this incident, a child was reportedly placed in a lounger to sleep and then curled up under a nearby adult’s pillow. The cause of death was asphyxiation. In November 2021, a newborn was placed in an adult bed with parents and soft bedding. The lounger was later found dead in the restroom. The cause of death has not been determined,” the CPSC said.

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Both the CPSC and Boppy said anyone with Boppy newborn loungers should stop using the products immediately. Customers can request instructions on how to dispose of the recalled lounger and ask for a refund. Boppy Company through their website.

To contact The Poppy Company, customers can call 800-416-1355 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

The CPSC reminded parents to set up a safe sleep environment for babies, including a firm and flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard. Infants should always be placed on their backs to sleep, and soft items such as blankets, pillows, and padded crib bumpers “should never be added” to the infant’s sleeping area, the CPSC added.

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