Report Finds Recalled Products Are Causing Spike in Child Deaths

Figure 1 – Recalled Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger – Photo credit – –

The advocacy group Kids in Danger (KID) issued a report that showed a spike in children’s deaths related to recalled products. The group is now calling on corporations and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to do more to alert the public of potential danger.

KID’s analysis of recalls for childrens’ products, which is done annually, revealed 62 recalls in 2021, which covered more than 19 million units. The report included 6,058 incidents, 136 reports of injuries, and the deaths of 14 children. Of those 14 deaths, 12 were associated with nursery products, such as the Boppy Newborn Lounger and the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Glide Soother.

In a statement by Dev Gowda, the assistant director of KID, Gowda remarked that “In 2021, recalled children’s products accounted for 14 deaths prior to recall, and this is the second-highest that we’ve seen in 10 years…”

KID was founded in 1998 by the parents of a sixteen-month-old who died when a portable crib collapsed around his neck. The group is dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety.

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