Podster Loungers Linked to Infant Deaths
CPSC Alert: Cease Use of Leachco Podster Infant Loungers Infant Deaths Tied to Podster Loungers
What is Happening?
On January 20, 2022, following the tragic deaths of two infants who were separately placed on a Podster infant lounger, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urged parents and caregivers to halt the use of the Podster, Podster Plus, Bummzie, and Podster Playtime infant loungers. Despite this stern warning, Leachco, Inc., the manufacturer, has not initiated a recall for these potentially hazardous products. By February 9, 2022, the CPSC took action, filing a lawsuit demanding that Leachco proceed with the recall.
At Porter Malouf, we believe that manufacturers of children’s items have an undeniable responsibility to ensure the utmost safety of their products. An in-depth hazard analysis and thoughtful design are essential to protect our society's most delicate members from unnecessary dangers. It's worth noting that these loungers are not aligned with the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises that infants should sleep flat on their backs without soft bedding to minimize the risk of accidental suffocation.
If a Podster infant lounger has harmed your baby, Porter Malouf is here to assist.
Was Your Infant Harmed by a Podster Lounger?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported two separate incidents where infants suffocated after being placed on a Podster infant lounger.
It's estimated that 180,000 Podsters are currently in circulation.
Please reach out to our office today to discuss your potential claim!