What’s the Problem?
CPSC published the warning on November 22, 2022, which applies to LUMI and MINI infant flotation rings sold by Otteroo Corporation, as well as the previously recalled models of Otteroo infant flotation rings: the Version 1, sold from 2014 to 2015, and the Version 2, sold from 2015 to 2018.
The agency issued the warning after evaluating the Otteroo infant flotation rings and determining that they can deflate during use or storage, which can cause the child occupant to slide out of the ring into the water, leading to severe injuries or even death.
One baby died by drowning and another was seriously injured after slipping through an Otteroo infant flotation ring, according to the CDC. In total, the agency is aware of at least 68 incidents where infants have slipped through the head opening of the flotation ring and required immediate rescue by a caregiver.
Despite these risks, Otteroo has to date refused to agree to CPSC’s request to issue a nationwide recall for the flotation devices.
“CPSC urges consumers not to buy the Otteroo infant flotation rings,” the agency said. “If you already own one or purchased one, do not use it due to the drowning hazard and dispose of the product immediately.”
CPSC is also warning consumers not to resell or donate the Otteroo infant flotation rings so other babies are not put at risk by the drowning hazard.
The Otteroo infant flotation rings were sold online nationwide from January 2014 for between $24 to $40.
Do I Have an Otteroo Floatie Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Otteroo Floatie Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Again, if your child or other loved one was injured by an Otteroo Floatie, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.