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WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SUMR), a global leader in premium infant and juvenile products, today announced that board member Richard Wenz died earlier this week after a brief, unexpected illness. Mr. Wenz, age 66, had been a member of Summer Infant's board since 2007 and, most recently, was the Company's Lead Independent Director. "It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Dick Wenz," said Dan Almagor, Chairman of Summer Infant's Board of Directors. "Dick was a kind and consummate professional as well as long-time believer in the potential of Summer Infant, and he played a key role in driving the many changes that have taken place to position the Company for stronger growth. His untimely passing is a loss for Summer Infant, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family." About Summer Infant, Inc.Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Company is a global leader of premium infant and juvenile products for ages 0-3 years which are sold principally to large North American and international retailers. The Company currently sells proprietary products in a number of different categories including nursery audio/video monitors, safety gates, durable bath products, bed rails, nursery products, strollers, booster and potty seats, swaddling blankets, bouncers, travel accessories, highchairs, swings, and infant feeding products. For more information about the Company, please visit www.summerinfant.com.