CASE ALERT: Boppy Infant Loungers Recalled
Our attorneys are currently investigating a recall of Boppy infant loungers. The recall notice says 8 infants have reportedly suffocated “after being placed on their back, side or stomach on the lounger, and were found on their side or on their stomach.”
What Do We Know About the Recall?
On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company of Golden, Colorado announced the recall of more than 3.3 million infant lounger chairs, including the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.
“These types of incidents are heartbreaking,” said Acting Chairman Robert S. Adler. “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.”
“We are devastated to hear of these tragedies,” a spokesperson for Boppy commented. “Boppy is committed to doing everything possible to safeguard babies, including communicating the safe use of our products to parents and caregivers, and educating the public about the importance of following all warnings and instructions and the risks associated with unsafe sleep practices for infants. The lounger was not marketed as an infant sleep product and includes warnings against unsupervised use.”
What Compensation is Recoverable in an Infant Chair Lawsuit?
If your child or a loved one was injured while using an infant lounger, soother, rocker, swing, or chair, you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against the corporations responsible for marketing and selling of the product.
If you hire ASK LLP, we may seek the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses (treatment, equipment, nursing services, medication, and monitoring)
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Past and future wage loss
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (love, affection, companionship, etc.)
- Funeral and burial expenses, if exposure led to the death of a loved one
Our professional staff is comprised of 15 attorneys and more than twenty support staff in two national offices: New York and Saint Paul. ASK attorneys are experienced litigators and negotiators who average 15 years of legal experience. We have extensive experience representing injured individuals and recovering millions of dollars for our clients in past cases.
Taking legal action does two things: A lawsuit enables individuals to hold large manufacturers accountable for their actions, possibly reducing the risk of others experiencing the same complications. It also helps families and individuals who suffer obtain fair financial compensation to cover the costs associated with the injury.