Bumbo baby seat recalled due to fall hazard

Courtesy: CPSC

Bumbo chairs are very popular with new parents. But now, four million of them are being recalled. Children are wiggling out and getting hurt, even when the seat is on the floor.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Bumbo International Trust, of South Africa announced the voluntary recall Monday.

In October 2007, one million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled to provide additional warnings against use on raised surfaces.

CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the 2007 recall in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures.

CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of an additional 34 post-recall reports of infants who fell out or maneuvered out of a Bumbo seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury. Two of these incidents involved reports of skull fractures, while others reported bumps, bruises and other minor injuries.

Customers should call to receive a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. The belt should always be used when a child is placed in the seat.

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