Recall: Lil' Luxuries infant bath tubs with fabric slings
On 2016-10-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lil' Luxuries infant bath tubs with fabric slings due to a potential Impact Injury and Drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 201 for about $60.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Bathtubs & Tub Seats category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
Fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs can detach from the tub, posing a risk of impact injury and drowning.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Lil' Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings. The infant bath tub is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorized jets intended for use with children from birth to 2 years. The product contains a fabric sling on a plastic frame onto which the infant is placed for bathing. The fabric sling on the recalled bath tubs does not have a white plastic attachment clip to hold the headrest area of the fabric sling to the plastic frame. Recalled bath tubs have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873 and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 with date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, and 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed by the two-digit month, on the fabric sling.
These items were sold new+ at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013 for about $60. CPSC and Summer Infant warn consumers that these tubs could have been and could continue to be sold on the secondhand market.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the fabric sling in the recalled product and contact Summer Infant for a replacement fabric sling with a white plastic attachment clip.
Summer Infant toll free at 844-612-4254 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, or online at www.summerinfant.com and click on Safety Alerts & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and Summer Infant have received reports of 91 incidents of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants who received a bump to the head.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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