Infant skull fractures prompt bathing seat recall

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 23, 2012 | 0 Comments


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,

About 2 million of the bathers were sold in the United States and 65,000 in Canada, according to the CPSC.

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Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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