A voluntary recall has been issued for a popular baby product.
About 2 million Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers are being recalled due to injuries sustained when the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summer Infant have received seven reports of incidents in the U.S., including five reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers.
Four children between two weeks and two months old received skull fractures, including one that required intensive care for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head requiring emergency room treatment.
CPSC says when the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.
The product was sold nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.
To get a repair kit to fix the problem you can go to Summer Infant's website by clicking on the link below.