More than 2 million of Summer Infant’s Deluxe/Mother’s Touch Baby Bathers are being recalled due to injury hazards. The baby bath products were sold in the US and Canada and are deemed dangerous after it was found they have a faulty side hinge.
The faulty hinge can cause the wire frame to collapse and has already caused 7 injuries to babies including 4 skull fractures and one which required intensive care due to bleeding on the brain. It is prone to happening when the bather is lifted with the infant inside which can drop them out and cause injury.
To check if your model is affected you will need to look for the model number on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. You can then compare this with a list of model numbers on their web site.
Summer infant is also offering free repair kits so people can also fix the hinge themselves. Consumers are urged to stop using the product immediately and contact Summer Infant to obtain the repair kit and follow the instructions to correct the issue. Even with the baby bather repaired, it is not advised to use it to lift or carry the child.