Product Description:  Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers

This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers with a small, nearly square blue or pink plastic base measuring about 13 ½ inches long by 12 ½ inches wide and with the following model numbers listed below. Model numbers are located either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. Some units have multiple model numbers. Model numbers with an additional letter at the end of the model number are also included in this recall.
Model Numbers: 08020, 08050, 08054, 08070, 08401, 08409, 08404, 08405, 08650, 08655, 08659, 08754, 08940, 08944, 18004, 18040, 18049, 18050, 18120, 18125, 18129, 18254, 18360, 18375, 18379, 18390, 18394, 18440, 18445, 18449, 18470, 18475, 18479, 38510, 38515, 38750, 38755
 
The bathers have adjustable side hinges with five rivets each and a white wire frame with a mesh fabric sling seat and two or three positions for the seats. Some also have a head support cushion. The fabric seat comes in various colors including white, blue, green, yellow and orange with fish, turtles, butterflies, frogs, flowers and duck patterns. Bathers manufactured since July 2007 include the warning “Never lift or carry the bather with infant in it.”  Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November
2011 for between $15 and $30.
 
Manufacturer:   Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I.            Manufactured in: China
 
Date Recall Posted: August 29, 2012
 
UPCs:                          
00000000-12914-08050-4
SUMMER DELUXE BABY BATHER - BLUE
00000000-12914-08405-2
SUMMER DELUXE BABY BATHER - PINK
00000000-12914-18360-1
SUMMER DELUXE BABY BATHER - BLUE
00000000-12914-18375-5
SUMMER DELUXE BABY BATHER - PINK
 
Summary of Recall: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Hazard:  When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.
What You Should Do: Consumers should immediately stop using the bathers and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions.
 
Note: Even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant.
 
Consumer Contact Information: For additional information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit. Do not return to stores as the retailers will not have the repair kit