PhotoSummer Infant of Woonsocket, R.I., is recalling about 86,000 Lil’ Luxuries infant bath tubs with fabric slings.

Fabric slings on the tubs can detach from the tub, posing a risk of impact injury and drowning.

There are 91 reports of incidents of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants who received a bump to the head.

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.

The bath tubs, manufactured in China, were sold at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013 for about $60. These tubs could have been and could continue to be sold on the secondhand market.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact 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.

 

 


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