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More than 3.3 million loungers are being recalled by The Bobby Company after the death of 8 infants due to suffocation. That company makes many baby items, especially for newborn children that include loungers, baby carriers, and nursing pillows.

The deaths that led to this recall occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.

The company is working along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission after those babies were found lying face down or on their side in the baby loungers.

Some of the different loungers that are included as part of the recall are Original Newborn Loungers, the Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Newborn Loungers.

Photo: flickr/Mark Evans

A memo on the Bobby Company website refers to how they are cooperating with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and conducting this voluntary recall to “address a risk of infant suffocation.”

The memo goes on to say that the infants can suffocate if they “roll, move, or are placed on the lounger in a position that obstructs breathing, or roll off the lounger onto an external surface, such as an adult pillow or soft bedding, that obstructs breathing.”

Photo: flickr/Abigail Batchelder

The loungers have been sold since January 2004, and up until this recall, they were still being sold. They cost between $30 and $44 and they could be found in many large superstores, including Target and Walmart.

Parents were ordered by the CPSC to stop using the newborn lounger immediately. In order to get a refund, the UPC or item number and date code of the lounger should be provided.

Photo: flickr/Abigail Batchelder

They should also send the receipt if possible and a picture of the lounger that shows the “destruction of the Lounger by cutting it in half to make it unusable.”

According to the New York Post, Robert S. Adler, the chairman of the CPSC, echos the words of the company by saying that the loungers and pillow products are not safe for infant sleeping because of the possibility of suffocation. Since the Bobby lounger products run that risk of suffocation that can happen so quickly, they are being removed from the market.

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