November 22, 2022 — Safety officials are warning parents and caregivers to immediately stop using Otteroo Baby Floats after a baby drowned.
Otteroo has been selling inflatable rings that go around a baby’s neck since 2014, despite the obvious safety hazards.
Over that time, Otteroo Baby Floats have been linked to dozens of incidents, including drownings, serious injuries, and near-drownings.
These tragic reports include a 6-month old baby in Maine who drowned to death, and a 3-month-old baby in New York who nearly drowned and suffered serious injuries.
There have been at least 68 reports of babies who slipped out of the ring and required immediate rescue by a caregiver, according to the safety warning.
The warning applies to older discontinued models of Otteroo Baby Floats:
- Otteroo Version 1, sold from 2014 to 2015 (recalled due to a risk of drowning)
- Otteroo Version 2, sold from 2015 to 2018
- Otteroo LUMI and MINI, sold from 2018 to present
Safety officials said they “evaluated the Otteroo infant flotation rings and found that they can deflate during use or storage, causing the child occupant to slide out of the product into the water, which can lead to serious injury or death,” according to the warning.
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