Consumers who bought a Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bather, which were sold nationwide in stores and online, should immediately stop using the product and contact the manufacturer, Summer Infant Inc. of Woonsocket, R.I. The company, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling the bathers after reports of four infants suffering skull fractures when the frame became unhinged during lifting and the baby fell.
Summer Infant is issuing consumers a free repair kit, which includes a locking strap and instructions. However, the CPSC cautioned that even with the locking strap installed, the bather should never be used to lift and carry an infant. The bathers were sold with a similar warning from the manufacturer.
To get a free repair kit, call (800) 426-8627 or go to Summer Infant’s website, www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.
About 2 million of the bathers were sold in the United States and 65,000 in Canada, according to the CPSC.