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Recalled Boppy baby loungers linked to 2 additional deaths

The deaths of 10 infants have been linked to the recalled loungers, federal officials said.
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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jun 06, 2023

Parents are being urged to stop buying and using Boppy Newborn Loungers that were recalled in 2021. 

Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers are no longer for sale in stores, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission said they are still being found on online marketplaces. 

The loungers were recalled due to a suffocation risk. 

Eight babies died before the recall was issued in September 2021. The CPSC said that two infants have died since then.  

In one incident, the baby died from asphyxia after they reportedly rolled off the lounger. The other child's cause of death was listed as undetermined, but the CPSC said the child had been placed in the lounger before being found unresponsive. 

The initial recall was for more than 3 million loungers. 

They were sold nationwide at major retailers for about 15 years. They retailed for between $30 and $44. 

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"If you're worried about your baby getting cold during sleep, you can dress them in sleep clothing, like a wearable blanket," the CDC says. 

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