Reports of skull fractures and other head injuries to infants have resulted in a voluntary recall of Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers. It affects approximately 2 million units sold nationwide at mass retailers and on the Internet between September 2004 and November 2011.
The wire frame on the bather may suddenly disengage when it is carried or lifted with an infant in it. This can lead to the infant falling out of the seat.
The manufacturer, Summer Infant Inc., and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have received seven reports of the frame coming loose. In five of the reported incidents, the baby experienced a head injury. Of the five, the mildest injury was a bump on the head requiring treatment in the emergency room.
Four infants, ranging in age from two weeks to two months old, suffered skull fractures. One of the four infants required intensive care treatment due to bleeding on the brain.
If you own this product, the CPSC has advised to stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturer. The contact information is provided within the report. A locking strap will be sent free of charge. However, even with this strap, the product is not designed to be lifted or carried with an infant in it.
Contacting a Manhattan Defective Product Lawyer
If your child has been seriously injured as a result of a defect in a product, seek legal counsel from a Manhattan defective product lawyer at Gacovino, Lake & Associates. To learn more about the legal options that may be available, call 1-800-246-4878.