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Popular Boppy Newborn Lounger Pillows Linked to 8 Deaths

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Over three million Boppy newborn lounger pillows have been recalled by the manufacturer after being linked to eight suffocation deaths of infants between 2015 and 2020.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission released an advisory Thursday regarding the decision, asking parents and caregivers to immediately discontinue use of the recalled products, which are:

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

The danger with the recalled Boppy products is that infants can suffocate if they roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that may obstruct breathing; or in a position where they can roll off the Boppy and onto soft bedding that could also obstruct breathing. The babies that died had all fallen asleep on the lounger, and were found on their side or stomach.

CPSC Commissioner Robert S. Adler, said in a statement that: “Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation. Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time — even in products not intended for sleep — and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy Consumer Reports had a report earlier this month linking Boppy nursing pillows and infant loungers to seven recent infant deaths.

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