Summer Infant recalls baby bathtubs due to injury, drowning risks

ST. GEORGE — Summer Infant has issued a voluntary recall of 86,000 fabric slings that are attached to Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa and Shower bathtubs.

Recalled Infant Swim tubs have fabric slings without a white plastic clip | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, St. George News
Image courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, St. George News

The recalled baby product contains a fabric sling on a plastic tub frame onto which an infant is placed for bathing, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall.

The sling on the recalled bathtubs does not have a white plastic attachment clip to hold the headrest area of the sling to the plastic frame, the recall stated, causing the material to detach from the tub and “pose a risk of impact injury and drowning.”

There have been 91 reports of the slings detaching, including 11 reports of babies bumping their heads, the safety commission said. There have been no reports of drowning.

“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,” the recall report stated.

The infant bathtub is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorized jets intended for children 2 years old and younger.

The infant tubs were sold at major retailers like Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013 for around $60.

However, the safety commission warns these tubs could have been and could continue to be sold on the secondhand market.

Recalled bathtubs have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873 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.

Consumers whose infant bathtub does not have a clip may fill out a form on the Summer Infant website.

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2 Comments

  • Bob October 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    why not just use the kitchen sink? lol

  • .... October 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Oh wow you’re incredible Bob ! that’s positively brilliant. use the kitchen sink ! you are absolutely amazing. You should go world wide with that ! Wow what a concept !

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