Infant tubs recalled due to risk of drowning


WOONSOCKET, RI (WCMH) — Around 86,000 infant bath tubs have been recalled due to a a fabric sling that can detach from the tub, posing an impact injury and drowning risk.

The recall involves the Lil’ Lixuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings.

The tub is a battery powered whirlpool bath with motorized jets intended for use with children up to two years old.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the product contains a fabric sling on a plastic frame onto which the child is placed for bathing. In the recalled tubs, the fabric sling does not have a white plastic attachment clip to hold the headrest area of the fabric sling to the plastic frame.

tub3Recalled bath tubs have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873 and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 with date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, and 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed by the two-digit month, on the fabric sling.

There have been reports of 91 incidents of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants who received a bump to the head.

The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using the fabric sling until Summer can provide a replacement sling.

The tubs were sold at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013 for about $60. CPSC and Summer Infant warn consumers that these tubs could have been and could continue to be sold on the secondhand market.

Contact Summer Infant toll free at 844-612-4254 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9am to 3pm ET on Friday, or online at www.summerinfant.comand click on “Safety Alerts & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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