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Summer Infant Recalls Infant Bath Tubs Due to Drowning Risk


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Summer Infant Inc. is issuing a recall on approximately 86,000 infant bath tubs that pose a risk of impact injury and drowning.

About the Summer Infant Bath Tub Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the infant bath tubs have a fabric sling that holds the infant in place. The sling on the recalled infant bath tubs are missing an attachment clip to hold the headrest of the fabric sling to the plastic frame.

Without the headrest in place, infants can slip into the tub, bumping their head or increasing the risk of drowning.

Summer Infant Inc. advises consumers to stop use of the fabric sling in the recalled bath tub. Consumers can contact Summer Infant for a replacement sling with the appropriate attachment clip.

According to the CPSC, there have been 91 reports of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants bumping their head on the frame.

Description of the Recalled Infant Bath Tubs

The recall is for the Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings. The recalled items have the following designations:

  • Item numbers: 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873.
  • Sold between October 2012 and October 2013.
  • Date codes starting with: 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, and 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed by the two-digit month, on the fabric sling.

The recalled products were sold at Toys ‘R’ Us/Babies ‘R’ Us and other infant specialty stores nationwide between October 2012 and October 2013.

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