Aug. 30, 2012—Summer Infant recalled Mother’s Touch/Deluxe baby bathers. When the product is lifted or is carried while an infant is sitting in it, its folding wire frame suddenly might disengage from the side hinge and drop the baby out of the bather. The baby might fall and get hurt.
This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers that have a blue or pink plastic base that’s about 13 inches long and 12 inches wide. The recalled model numbers are 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 and 38755. The model numbers are located either on the side of the product near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. Certain units have multiple model numbers. Model numbers that have a letter at the end of the model number also are included in this recall.
The recalled product was sold at mass-merchandise stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2004 through November 2011. Summer Infant received seven reports of incidents, which include five reports of infants who suffered head injuries from falls from the product. Four children of the children received skull fractures, which include one that required intensive-care treatment for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head that required emergency-room treatment. Consumers should stop using the product and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions.
For more information, call Summer Infant at 800/426-8627 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET or go to summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.