The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 2 million in the United States and 65,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I.
Hazard: When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, allowing the baby to fall out of the bather.
Description: The Mother’s Touch/Deluxe baby bathers have a small, nearly square blue or pink plastic base. The bathers have adjustable side hinges with five rivets each and a white wire frame with a mesh fabric sling seat. Some also have a head support cushion. The fabric seat comes in white, blue, green, yellow and orange with fish, turtles, butterflies, frogs, flowers and duck patterns. Recalled are 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 and 38755. Model numbers with a letter at the end also are recalled.
Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2004 through November 2011 for $15 to $30.
Remedy: Contact the company for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. Even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant.
Contact: Call 800-426-8627 or visit www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.