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Parents Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Popular Bumbo Infant Floor Seat Recalled
About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of infant skull fractures. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says babies can wiggle out of the floor seats. (via Time)

Egg Donors Often Recruited Unethically, Study Finds
Many agencies and clinics that use websites to recruit women to donate their eggs do not follow ethical guidelines, with one-third of the websites paying donors more for having presumably desirable traits, and more than half omitting the procedures’ potential risks. (via MSNBC)

Kids with Nut Allergies Feel Teased, Excluded
Families with children living with severe nut allergies often feel isolated or unfairly excluded from activities. U.K. Researchers say in many ways, nut allergies feel more like a disability than a chronic illness because of the stigma. (via CNN)

‘Miracle Cure’ Beliefs May Prolong Terminally-Ill Children’s Suffering
Some terminally ill children experience unnecessary treatment and prolonged suffering because their parents believe they will experience a “miracle cure,” researchers in England argue. (via Fox News)

Doctor Incentives Tied to Better Teen Drug Treatment
Therapists seeing teen drug and alcohol users delivered more complete treatment when they were offered bonuses based on quantity and quality of patient care, a new study has found. (via Fox News)

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Bumbo International Recalls 4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Bumbo International and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats in response to at least 50 incidents occurring between 2007 and now. Of the 50, 19 incidents involved reports of skull fractures, reports the CPSC.

The company issued a voluntary recall of 1 million of the seats in 2007, warning parents of the dangers of placing the seats on elevated surfaces such as tables, countertops, and chairs.

In November 2011, the CPSC issued additional warnings to parents, describing at least 45 serious head injuries caused by the seats designed to support babies learning to sit upright. The warning also reported of incidents that occurred when the Bumbo seats were placed on the floor or an unknown elevation.

The CPSC orders against any use of the seats until parents order a free repair kit offered by Bumbo International. The kit includes: a restraint belt (as shown in the image above), installation instructions, safe use instructions, and a new warning sticker, according to the site.

Watch the video below to learn how to properly use the Bumbo:

Visit our Parents recall page for more information.

Image: Bumbo seat with restraint belt repair (side view and top view), via 

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