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 cpsc.gov