The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), together with The Boppy Company, recently announced a recall on over three million Boppy newborn lounger pillows after they were linked to the deaths of eight infants who reportedly fell asleep on the pillows and suffocated. The CSPC has urged families to stop using the recalled pillows, which have been sold at Walmart, Pottery Barn, Target, and Amazon, and also urged families to return their pillows to the Boppy Company through its website.
When the recall was announced, the acting CPSC commissioner made a statement that “Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation.” He went on to state that “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.”
For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. People who must suffer the death of their infant child as the result of a dangerous or defective product, such as a product that was marketed to be used by infants as a pillow despite the fact that doing so would be dangerous, are often entitled to compensation as a result. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has suffered such a tragedy, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.