Boppy® Newborn Lounger Lawsuit

The Boppy Company has recalled several baby sleep products after at least eight infants died by suffocation while in the Boppy. If your child was hurt or killed by a Boppy® Newborn Lounger, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation and justice.

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Breaking News: Boppy Newborn Loungers recalled due to infant deaths

At least eight infant deaths have been connected to the Boppy Newborn Lounger between December 2015 and June 2020. As of September 2021, all models and colors of the Newborn Lounger product have been recalled.

The Dangers of Boppy Pillows

The Boppy Newborn Lounger puts infants at risk of suffocation. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), children can suffocate if they move, roll over, or are placed in the lounger in a position that causes difficulty breathing, or if the child rolls onto another surface. Many infants begin to roll over between 3 and 4 months of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CPSC recommends that all babies should sleep on their back on a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet, or playpen. The commission advises against the use of pillows, blankets, padded crib bumpers, and other hazardous items that may cause suffocation.

If your infant was injured or killed by a Boppy Newborn Lounger, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

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If your child was injured after using a Boppy Newborn Lounger, a product liability lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.

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Boppy Newborn Lounger Recalls

On Sept. 23, 2021, the CPSC and The Boppy Company issued a voluntary recall on 3.3 million baby loungers.

The three products named in the Boppy Lounger recall were:

  • Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
  • Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger
  • Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger

These three products were sold at several retailers including Target, Walmart, Pottery Barn Kids, and Amazon.com from January 2004 to September 2021.

The CPSC recalled these three nursing pillows since they are not infant sleep products and can result in infant injury and death when children are left in an unsupervised environment.

“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.”

– Robert S. Adler, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman

How to File a Boppy Newborn Lounger Lawsuit

Although nothing can change what happened, you have the right to pursue legal action. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if your child was hurt or killed by a Boppy Newborn Lounger.

Filing a Boppy lawsuit may seem overwhelming, but the legal process doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. The attorneys with Sokolove Law can make filing a Boppy Newborn Lounger lawsuit as easy and as stress-free as possible.

In general, your legal team will:

  • Get a free case review to see if you qualify for a lawsuit
  • Build your case, meeting with you when it’s convenient for you
  • File your Boppy lawsuit
  • Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
  • Go to court if your case doesn’t settle

Sokolove Law handles dangerous product cases like these and fight on behalf of clients like you. We can help you navigate the legal process and may be able to get the justice your family deserves. Get a free case review today to see if you may be eligible for financial compensation.

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What to Look for in a Boppy Pillow Lawyer

There are several characteristics to look for when finding a Boppy Newborn Lounger lawyer.

Qualities to look for in a law firm include:

  • Free Case Reviews: Sokolove Law will give you a legal consultation at no cost to determine if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
  • Nationwide Reach: Our law firm has assisted clients across the country get the help they need.

Sokolove Law has the legal resources needed to successfully file your lawsuit, strengthen your claim, negotiate settlement amounts, and represent you in court. We are committed to helping your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.

File Your Boppy Pillow Lawsuit Today

If your child was hurt or killed because of a Boppy Newborn Lounger pillow, you may be able to file a lawsuit against The Boppy Company.

Although each case is unique, Sokolove Law handles personal injury cases for clients in situations similar to yours. We can help you pursue legal justice against the negligent product manufacturer that hurt your child.

Get a free legal consultation today to learn if you are eligible to file a Boppy Newborn Lounger lawsuit.

Boppy Pillow Lawsuit FAQs

Are Boppy pillows safe for infants to sleep on?

Boppy Newborn Loungers are not safe for infants to sleep on. These loungers are not intended for children to sleep on and can result in injury or even death when used improperly.

Which Boppy loungers are recalled?

The Boppy pillows that were recalled include the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, the Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and the Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger.

The CPSC urges parents and caregivers to stop using these infant loungers as soon as possible to avoid serious injury and death.

Why were the Boppy loungers recalled?

The three Boppy products were recalled after being connected to at least 8 reports of infant deaths due to suffocation. These deaths reportedly occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.

Infants are at a high risk of suffocating if they are placed in the wrong position or roll off of the lounger onto another surface. The CPSC recommends babies always sleep on their backs in a flat, safe sleeping environment to avoid suffocation.

How many Boppy Newborn Loungers were recalled?

About 3.3 million Boppy loungers were recalled in September 2021. The products named in the recall were sold at several retail stores including Walmart, Target, Pottery Barn Kids, and online at Amazon.com.

What should I do if I have a Boppy Newborn Lounger?

If you purchased a Boppy Newborn Lounger, stop using the product immediately. 

The Boppy Company is currently distributing refunds to consumers that bought a recalled lounger. To request a refund, call The Boppy Company at (800) 416-1355.

Do I need a lawyer to file a Boppy Newborn Lounger lawsuit?

You may be considering legal action after a Boppy newborn lounger harmed or killed your child. An attorney can file your lawsuit and gather evidence to strengthen your claim. Your legal team will work to obtain an out-of-court settlement or represent you in court if your case goes to trial.

Sokolove Law represents clients wronged by dangerous products made by negligent companies. Sokolove Law can fight on your behalf to help you get the justice you deserve.

How much do Boppy Newborn Lounger lawyers cost?

Boppy Newborn Lounger lawyers working with Sokolove Law do not charge any upfront fees and work on a contingency fee basis. This means these lawyers will only get paid if you win compensation from your lawsuit.

Get a free legal consultation today to see if you qualify to file a Boppy lounger lawsuit.

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Last modified: October 12, 2021

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