The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling nearly 2 million Summer Infant Baby Bathers because of falling and head injury risks. When the bather is lifted or carried with a baby in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly become unfastened from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather. CPSC has received reports of babies who suffered head injury from falling out of these bathers.
The bathers were sold in stores nationwide from September 2004 through November 2011. If you have any of the recalled Summer Infant Baby Bathers, CPSC urges that you stop using the bathers immediately and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit. Do not return baby bathers to stores as the retailers will not have the repair kit.
The repair kit includes a locking strap and instructions. However, even with the new locking strap, never lift or carry the baby bather with a baby in it. To learn more about this recall, please visit cpsc.gov. Learn more about bath tubs and other bath products.