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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington , DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 713-3916
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Slipcovers Used With Boppy Pillows Recalled Due to Choking Hazard and Risk of Lead Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Boppy(r) Slipcovers
Units: About 38,000
Importer: The Boppy Company, of Golden, Colo.
Hazard: The zipper pull on the slipcovers can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, paint on the zippers contains excess levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves velvet and boa slipcovers intended for use with the Boppy(r) Bare Naked nursing and support pillow.
Slipcovers recalled due to a choking hazard were sold in three color combinations and have the following UPC and date codes found on the California Flammability Law tag. Slipcovers sold in clear vinyl packages are labeled Boppy(r) Luxe.
Color Combination | UPC Code | Date Code Blue/Green Velvet | 769662 30802 1 | 05/2006 and 06/2006 Pink/ Orange Velvet | 769662 30801 4 | 05/2006 and 06/2006 Pastel Blue Velvet | 769662 30705 5 | 05/2006
Slipcovers recalled due excessive levels of lead paint were sold in four colors and have the following UPC and date codes found on the care instructions label and on the exterior of the packaging. Slipcovers sold in display boxes are labeled Boppy(r) Soothing.
Color | UPC Code | Date Code
Pastel Blue "Boa" | 769662 32544 8 | 07030 Bright Pink Velvet | 769662 32542 4 | 07030 Navy Blue Velvet | 769662 32542 4 | 07030 Sage Green Velvet | 769662 32709 1 | 07030
Sold at: Slipcovers recalled due to choking hazard were sold at discount department stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2007 for about $16. Slipcovers recalled due to lead paint were sold at discount department stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for between $15 and $17.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately and contact The Boppy Company for a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For information on identifying and/or exchanging the recalled slipcovers, call The Boppy Company at (888) 713-3916 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.boppy.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08097.html