Approximately 86,000 Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs with fabric slings have been recalled. The fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs may detach from the tub and pose a risk of impact injury or drowning, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The recall involves Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings. The infant bath tub is intended for use with children from birth to 2 years old and is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorized jets. The bath tub 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.
The 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, 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.
CPSC and Summer Infant have gotten reports of 91 incidents of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants who received a bump on the head. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the fabric sling in the recalled product and to contact Summer Infant for a replacement fabric sling with a white plastic attachment clip.
The infant bath tubs have been manufactured in China and distributed and imported by Summer Infant, Inc., of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Toys R Us and Babies R Us as well as other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide have sold the tubs from October 2012 through October 2013 for approximately $60. Consumers are alerted that these tubs may continue to be sold on the secondhand market.