Attention Parents! Bumbo International Trust is recalling about 4 million baby seats due to a possibility of infants maneuvering and falling from the seat. The company is now informing everyone to use a restraint belt with their seats. They are offering a free kit to anyone who has purchased a Bumbo Baby Seat. They have noted that infants should not use the seat without the new restraint belt.
The seats were sold at a price range between $30 – $50. They were sold at popular stores such as Walmart, Toys R’ Us and Target.
From the CPSC Website:
ONLY use the Bumbo seat on the floor. Do not use this product to bring your baby eye level with you, such as on tables, counters, chairs, sofas or any raised surface — even with the belt. Never use the seat on raised surfaces. Don’t use it as a car or bath seat, either.
CPSC and Bumbo are aware of 19 reports of skull fractures from among at least 50 incidents of infants falling from Bumbo seats that were used on high surfaces such as a countertop, chair or table. These all occurred after a 2007 recall of the Bumbo seat to add a warning on the front of the seat that alerts caregivers not to use the seat on an elevated surface. Additional reports of falls and skull fractures were described in the 2007 recall.
In addition, we are aware of 34 injury reports—including two skull fractures—since the recall of babies falling or maneuvering out of Bumbo seats that were used either on the floor or at unknown elevations.
*Please visit the Bumbo Website for more information on this recall and the free repair kit, Click Here!