This afternoon, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada recalled over 2 million Summer Infant Baby Bathers. The recall comes after a series of reports of babies falling from the tub after the folding wire frame disengaged from the side hinge, leading to serious head injuries.
The recalled bather was sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.
You can find the model number on either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. The following numbers are included in the recall:
08020 08050 08054 08070 08401 08409 08404 08405 08650 08655 08659 08754 08940 08944 18004 18040 18049 18050 18120 18125 18129 18254 18360 18375 18379 18390 18394 18440 18445 18449 18470 18475 18479 38510 38515 38750 38755
Model numbers with an additional letter at the end of the model number are also included in this recall.
Do you own this bather? Stop using the product immediately and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. The manufacturers note that even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant. For additional information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.
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