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Boppy Lawsuit

Boppy Lawsuit

Around 3.3 million Boppy Newborn Lounger pillows were recalled after at least 8 infants died when they rolled over and suffocated.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Boppy Newborn Lounger induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your baby was injured, suffocated or died in a recalled Boppy 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.

What is the Problem?

Lounging pillows and pads, such as Boppy, are meant to help babies sit or rest while awake. If babies are left unattended or asleep, they can roll over into the soft fabric and suffocate to death. Another risk is that the baby’s head can fall in a way that blocks their airway.

3.3 Million Boppy Newborn Loungers Recalled

On September 23, 2021, The Boppy Co. recalled nearly 3.3 million newborn loungers after the deaths of at least 8 babies. The recalled products include:

  • Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
  • Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger
  • Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger

Where Were They Sold?

Boppy newborn loungers were sold in stores from January 2004 to September 2021 by retailers like Amazon, Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart, and more.

What Happened?

Infants have suffocated after being placed in a Boppy pillow on their back, side or stomach. There were 8 deaths reported between December 2015 and June 2020, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

CPSC Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler said:

“These types of incidents are heartbreaking. 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 lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market.”

Baby Loungers and Nursing Pillows Linked to 28 Infant Deaths — Consumer Reports

Earlier in September 2021, an investigation by Consumer Reports found at least 28 reports of babies who suffocated to death on nursing pillows and baby loungers, including 7 deaths involving products made by Boppy.

Boppy Recalls 14,000 Infant Head and Neck Supports

On July 23, 2019, The Boppy Co. recalled about 14,000 Boppy Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories due to a risk of suffocation and death.

There were 3 reports of babies’ heads being pushed forward (touching chin to chest). No injuries were reported. The problem is that the head-support area can be overstuffed, which can cause the infant’s head to be tilted too far forward. This poses a suffocation hazard.

The recall involves Boppy Head and Neck Support sold in two styles: Ebony Floral and Heathered Gray (Model #4150114 and #4150117).

What Should I Do?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns parents to never let babies sleep on infant loungers or pillows. Instead, babies should sleep alone, on a firm, flat surface that does not have soft blankets or pillows, in their own space (such as a crib, bassinet or play-yard that meets federal safety requirements).

Do I have a Boppy Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Boppy Newborn Lounger induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your baby was injured, suffocated or died in a recalled Boppy 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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