Another recall to tell you about, and this is a big one for parents of infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than two million Summer Infant Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers because of a risk of fall and head injury.
If you lift or carry the bath tub with a baby in it, the frame can separate from the side hinges, causing the infant to fall out and risk serious head injury. Seven incidents have been reported, including four reports of skull fractures in babies between the age of two weeks and two months old.
The bathers are pink or blue in color and the recall includes the following 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
The CPSC says if you have this bather, you should stop using it right away and get in touch with Summer Infant for a free repair kit which includes a locking strap. They also note that even with the strap, an infant should never be lifted or carried while in the bather. Contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.summerinfant.com/
The products were sold at merchandise stores nationwide and online from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30. Stores do not have the repair kit.
You can get much more detailed product information and more photos on the CPSC website here.