Recall Alert! Summer Infant Baby Bathers

Summer Infant Baby Bather

This afternoon, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada recalled over 2 million Summer Infant Baby Bathers. The recall comes after a series of reports of  babies falling from the tub after the folding wire frame disengaged from the side hinge, leading to serious head injuries.

The recalled bather was sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.

You can find the model number on either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. The following numbers are included in the recall:

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

Model numbers with an additional letter at the end of the model number are also included in this recall.

Do you own this bather? Stop using the product immediately and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. The manufacturers note that even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant. For additional information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.

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