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Summer Infant bath seats recalled due to fall danger

More than 2,000,000 Summer Infant baby bath seats are being recalled in North America, warn the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. The company’s Mother’s Touch and Deluxe Baby Bathers can suddenly collapse when parents lift them, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury.

The CPSC and Summer Infant have received seven reports of incidents in the U.S., including five instances of infants suffering a head injury after a fall from the bather. Four children between two weeks and two months old suffered a skull fracture, including one who required intensive care for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head requiring emergency-room treatment.

This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers with the following model numbers, located either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label at the base of the unit or on the front near the wash instructions:

Some units have multiple model numbers. Bathers with an additional letter at the end of the model number are also included in this recall.

If you own a recalled bather, stop using it immediately and contact Summer Infant (800-426-8627; www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit) for a free repair kit, which includes a locking strap and installation instructions.

Consumer Reports believes that an infant bathtub is the best place to bathe your baby. Be careful when bathing your baby; for instance, you should always keep one hand on your child at all times. For more information, find out how to safely bath your baby.

The recalled Summer Infant bathers have side hinges (with five rivets) that can “suddenly disengage.”

Sources:
Summer Infant Recalls to Repair Baby Bathers Due to Fall and Head Injury Hazard
Consumer Product Recall: Mother’s Touch Baby Bather and Deluxe Baby Bather
Small Baby Bather- Voluntary Recall to Repair with Free Locking Strap and Instructions

There’s an Important Infant Bath Recall You Need to Know About

Courtesy Summer Infant

Attention, parents of babies! Summer Infant is recalling 86,000 baby bath slings due to the risk of submersion and drowning.

If you own a Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower bathtub made by Rhode Island-based baby product manufacturer Summer Infant, you should know the fabric sling that secures the headrest to the bath frame to aid in supporting newborns and infants at bath time is missing a white plastic clip and can become detached.

Luckily, no serious injuries or drownings have been reported, although the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there have been 91 incidents of the slings detaching, and 11 babies have bumped their heads.

The recalled baths are made for use by children ages birth to 2 years old, and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 for around $60 at stores like Toys R Us. The affected products include the following item numbers, according to the company’s website: 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873. Look for date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, and 1308.

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Summer Infant advises parents and caregivers to stop using the sling right away and order a free replacement, which you can do by clicking on this . You can also call the company at 1-844-612-4254 with questions.

This recall is an important opportunity to remind parents of what they probably already know: Never leave a child alone in the bath, as babies can drown in as little as 1-inch of water! Click here for more important baby bathing safety tips.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebookwhere she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.

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Graco, Summer Infant, Delta Children and Evenflo recall 165,000 inclined infant sleepers

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Four companies are recalling more than 165,000 inclined infant sleepers because they pose a suffocation risk for babies.

Graco, Summer Infant, Evenflo and Delta Children announced voluntary recalls Wednesday of various inclined sleepers, according to the recall notices posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

“Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances,” the notices each state.

While the inclined infant category has been tied to at least 73 reported infant deaths, there have not been reports of reported fatalities in the newly recalled products, the companies said in longer recall notices on their websites. Parents are advised to stop using the products immediately and to contact companies for refunds.

Last April, Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers, the largest of the inclined sleeper recalls. Others followed, including Kids II, which recalled 700,000 sleepers in late April 2019.

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Graco is the largest of the four recalls and is asking parents to stop using 111,000 of its Little Lounger Rocking Seat sleepers.

Inclined sleepers conflict with what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for safe sleeping, which is putting infants to sleep on their backs on a firm, flat surface in a bare crib, bassinet or play yard.

“For years, we’ve known that inclined sleepers threaten babies’ lives, and tragically, the evidence keeps piling up,” Grace Brombach, U.S. PIRG Education Fund Consumer Watchdog associate, said in a statement. “Parents and caregivers should stop using any kind of inclined infant sleeper immediately, even if it hasn’t been included in a recall. All versions of these products put your baby’s life at risk.”

Graco

Product name: Little Lounger Rocking Seat.

Model numbers: 1872034, 1875063, 1875102, 1877160, 1882081, 1896313, 1908957, 1914283, 2047734 and 1922809.

Affected products: 111,000.

More information: https://recalls.gracobaby.com

Together with the CPSC, Graco is recalling the Little Lounger Rocking Seat. Please visit https://t.co/iaBb4PHmkJ to find out if you are affected by the recall and learn how to obtain a refund or voucher.

— Graco (@GracoBaby) January 29, 2020

Summer Infant

Product name: SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper inclined sleeper.

Model number: 91394.

Affected products: 46,300.

More information: www.summerinfant.com/alerts/sleeper-recall

Summer Infant is conducting a voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for the Summer Infant SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper to prevent a risk of suffocation, despite no injuries. LEARN MORE> https://t.co/D1cZZPnVQ5pic.twitter.com/tflVXHcLyV

— Summer Infant, Inc. (@summerinfant) January 29, 2020

Delta Children

Product names: Beautyrest Beginnings Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Delta Children Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Sleeper; Simmons Kids Beautyrest Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder, and Sleeper; 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Incline Sleeper and others.

Affected products: 5,900.

More information: www.deltachildren.com/pages/incline-sleeper-recall

Despite zero injuries and no sales of our Deluxe Incline Sleepers for over a year; we are proactively conducting a voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent a risk of suffocation. Learn more here: https://t.co/jHoV9NqXYXpic.twitter.com/5o7ahRVJtd

— Delta Children (@DeltaChildren) January 29, 2020

Evenflo

Product name: Pillo Portable Napper.

Model number: 12132125.

Affected products: 3,100.

More information: www.evenflo.com

Recall Notice: Evenflo announces the recall of the Pillo Portable Napper Inclined Sleepers to prevent risk of suffocation. Learn more at https://t.co/TOTc6N7Oqfpic.twitter.com/L7SQWt9HvL

— Evenflo Company (@EvenfloBaby) January 30, 2020

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Baby Bathtub Slings Recalled Due To Drowning Hazard

A voluntary recall by Summer Infant is pulling 86,000 baby bathtub slings from shelves due to a drowning risk.

Summer Infant says the fabric slings attached to Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower bathtubs, are missing a white plastic clip that connects the headrest area of the fabric to the side of the tub.

The lack of connection causes the material to slide down the side of the tub and can pose an injury or risk of drowning to the infant in the tub.

There have been over 90 reports of slings detaching with 11 of those reports including minor head injuries to the infant. No reports of serious injury or drowning have been reported.

The Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower tubs were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 and have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863 or 18873. The manufacture date of the item is listed as a four-digit code, with the two-digit year followed by the month, such as “1212” for December 2012.

Consumers with these tubs are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Summer Infant for a replacement fabric sling.

Details on obtaining a replacement sling are at summerinfant.com.