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Baby Lounger Lawsuit

Baby Lounger Lawsuit

Millions of baby loungers, pillows, nests, and similar products have been recalled after dozens of infants suffocated to death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting baby lounger induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child was injured, suffocated or died while using a baby lounger or pillow, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Baby Lounger From Amazon.com Linked to 1 Death

In June 2024, safety officials warned parents to immediately stops using DHZJM Baby Loungers after 1 report of a 4-month-old baby who died in the lounger in 2020. The Chinese manufacturer has refused to issue a recall.

Safety Officials Issue Warning for Baby Loungers Sold on Amazon.com

In November 2023, safety officials warned parents and caregivers to stop using Miracle Baby Loungers due to a risk of suffocation and death. They were sold exclusively on Amazon.com.

In July 2023, safety officials warned parents to immediately stop using GORSETLE Baby Loungers due to the risk of suffocation and death. The baby loungers were sold exclusively on Amazon.com for about $60, but the manufacturer has refused to issue a recall, offer a refund, or other remedy for consumers.

What Are Baby Loungers?

Baby loungers and pillows look like small cushions with an indent in the center, where a parent places a newborn baby, surrounded by padded sides. Baby loungers may be round, rectangular, teardrop-shaped or oval.

Some of the most popular baby loungers include the Boppy Newborn Lounger (recalled in 2021), Dock-A-Tot, and Snuggle Me.

What is the Problem?

In recent years, dozens of infants have suffocated to death or nearly died when they fell asleep on a baby lounger or pillow.

These products are NOT safe for sleep because babies can suffocate within minutes if they roll over and get their face trapped against the fabric, twist onto their side, or fall off the lounger and get trapped under a nearby object (such as adult pillows or blankets).

Despite the deadly safety risk, baby loungers are still sold on Amazon.com and major retailers. Even the recalled products, such as Boppy, are being illegally re-sold on online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace and others.

Examples of Baby Loungers Linked to Deaths & Suffocation Hazards

Here are a few examples of baby loungers and pillows that are linked to deadly suffocation hazards for infants:

Other Types of Baby Loungers

Baby loungers are also advertised as nests, cocoons, pods, pads, docks, or in-bed bassinets. These products include the Snuggle Me Organic, Infant Bed Nests, Portable Infant Loungers, and more.

10 Deaths Linked to Boppy Newborn Lounger

In June 2023, safety officials reported 10 deaths linked to the Boppy Newborn Loungers and reminded parents to stop using the products. About 3.3 million Boppy Newborn Loungers were recalled in September 2021, but deaths continue to occur because people are still using the products.

Two Baby Deaths Linked to Podster Infant Lounger

In January 2022, safety officials warned parents and caregivers to stop using the Podster Infant Lounger (manufactured by Leachco) after two babies suffocated to death.

26 Baby Deaths Linked to Newborn Loungers

In May 2023, NBC News investigators found reports of 26 deaths linked to the Boppy Newborn Lounger and other pillow-like baby products since 2015. “If babies are dying, why are we allowing this?” one grieving father asked.

What is the Risk?

  • Suffocation
  • Asphyxiation
  • Loss of oxygen
  • Positional asphyxia
  • Brain damage
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Death

Baby Loungers and Positional Asphyxia

Baby loungers that prop an infant up at an angle can also cause positional asphyxia, which is when a baby is unable to breathe because the position of their body blocks their airway. This is especially common in very young infants who are unable to hold their head up, because they can quickly suffocate if their chin presses into their chest, which compresses their airway.

Do I have a Baby Lounger Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting baby lounger induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your child was injured, suffocated or died while using a baby lounger or pillow, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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