Baby bathtubs recalled due to injury and drowning hazard


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for an infant bathtub that poses a risk of impact injury and drowning.

The affected products involve Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings made by the company Summer Infant. The infant bathtub is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorized jets intended for use with children aged from birth to two-years-old. The recalled baths have the following item numbers and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013: 18840, 18850, 18863, 18873.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 91 reports of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of head injuries to infants. 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.

Summer Infant can be called toll free at (844) 612-4254 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time.