The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summer Infant, Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of 2,000,000 Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers, sold nationwide. These baby bathers were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and online from September 2004 through November 2011. These bathers were manufactured in China.
When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, the folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather.
The USCPSC and the company have received 7 reports of incidents in the U.S., including 5 reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers. 4 children between two weeks and two months of age received skull fractures, including one that required intensive care for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head requiring emergency room treatment.
This recall involves 2,000,000 baby bathers in the U.S. and approximately 65,000 in Canada. For more information, contact a Gacovino & Lake attorney at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).