The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summer Infant Inc. are recalling about two million baby bathers after receiving reports of serious head injuries to infants.
The Summer Infant Mother's Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers pose a danger to children when the bather is lifted with an infant inside it. The folding wire frame can instantly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the child out of the bather and potentially causing serious injury.
CPSC and Summer Infant Inc. have received seven reports of incidents and five reports of infants suffering severe head injuries in the U.S.
The bathers were sold at nationwide retailers and online from September 2004 through November 2011 for $15 to $30 a piece.
The recall applies to the model numbers below. The model numbers can be found on the side of the baby bather, near the waring label or on the front near the wash instructions.
Recalled Summer Infant Baby Bathers Model Numbers
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
Consumers with the baby bathers should immediately stop using the product and contact Summer Infant Inc. for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. Contact the Woonsocket, R.I. manufacturer by phone at (800) 426-8627 or request a repair kit online at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.
The bathers should not be returned to retailers.