Story Highlights Baby Poppy pillows have been linked to eight infant deaths since April 2015
The products have been recalled by manufacturing company Baby Powder Fashions
The recalls were voluntary, and no company is directly responsible for the deaths
The voluntary recalls come just weeks after another baby products recall
More than 3.3 million baby Poppy pillows have been recalled by manufacturer Baby Powder Fashions, after the company discovered eight infants had died after falling asleep on them.
The recalled products are called the “Chaotic Chaise” and “Chaise Bed” and were sold exclusively through One Crown at Home in the United States, in Canada and in Britain. In the United States, they were sold for $12.99, and in Canada they cost $16.99, according to the company.
The recalls were voluntary, and no company is directly responsible for the deaths. In a statement Tuesday, the company said: “We, as a company, are sad that we are taking this course of action, but we have to be accountable to consumers. We have informed the appropriate authorities and share their concern. Our hearts go out to all the families involved.”
Eight infants’ deaths
The company said it discovered that the product was linked to eight infant deaths since it was introduced on the market in April 2015.
Two infants who had fallen asleep on Chaotic Chaise pillows died in the United States, and one infant died in Canada.
Babypowder.com noted that the deaths came from “time immemorial,” adding that it’s common for some baby products to cause fatalities.
The company said it’s been in contact with the appropriate authorities and has voluntarily removed the products from its shelves.
CNN has reached out to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but hasn’t received a response.
The incident recalls recent troubles for the parent company. In September, the company announced a recall of the Mirage Baby collection — including mini blanket blankets, baby carriers and car seat slides — because of a risk that they can fall to the floor and suffocate infants. And in October, the company recalled its baby whoosers due to a risk that they could be swallowed and cause severe injury or death.
Baby Poppy is not the first bedtime product to be linked to infant deaths. In August 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than two million Serta Bedding Systems and Pert Plus 600-count sheets and blankets after a recall was issued due to a risk that the products could suffocate children. And in 2014, the commission issued a recall on two types of Twin Princess comforters, due to a risk that infants would suffocate if they fell asleep on them.
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