Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled Again Over Risk of Falling
Bumbo International Trust is recalling four million of its popular baby seats after at least 50 reports of infants falling from seats placed on elevated surfaces, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday.
According to a report from CBSnews.com, Nineteen of the reports included skull fractures suffered by infants, prompting the company and government agency to urge parents to stop using the product until they obtain a repair kit.
The products are sold in the U.S. at Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and various other online sellers and toy and children’s stores nationwide. Recalled products were sold between August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50.
The consumer safety agency said the injuries occurred when babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was placed on an elevated surface, which the seats labels had warned against.
People who own a Bumbo seat should stop using it immediately until they order a free repair kit that contains a restraint belt that should always be used when a child is in the seat. Click here for information on the repair kit and to read the full story from CBSnews.com.