The Boppy Company Recalls Over 3 Million Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers After 8 Infant Deaths; Suffocation Risk
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company, of Golden, Colorado, are announcing the recall of the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. There have been eight reports of infant deaths associated with the Boppy Company Newborn Lounger and this hazard. The infants reportedly suffocated after being placed on their back, side or stomach on the lounger and were found on their side or on their stomach. The infant deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.
There have been reports of children swallowing rare earth magnets, leading to surgeries and death. Thirty-three percent of cases reported no adverse effects. Surgery was performed in 69.7% of cases for which medical treatment was reported, and 73.6% of cases were admitted to the hospital. There has been at least 1 known fatality in the United States related to the ingestion of rare-earth magnets.
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Contigo’s kids cleanable water bottles are a popular reusable drinking cup for young children. The clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children, and 5.7 million of the products have been recalled.
In 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 262,300 toy-related injuries. And, 74 percent of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. In fact, more than 92,000 were to those under 5 years of age. When choosing your gifts this holiday season, choose safety as a priority. Continue reading “Make Safety a Priority When Shopping This Holiday Season”
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, improper car seat use leaves four out of five children inadequately restrained and vulnerable to injury during transport.
When car seats and boosters are installed correctly and properly fitted to a child, infants under age 1 are 71 percent less likely to die in a car crash. Toddler-age fatalities are reduced by 51 percent when the children are properly secured in car seats. Continue reading “Child Car Seat Safety in Oklahoma”