The South African company who manufactures Bumbo Baby Seats is recalling nearly 4 million seats after there were reports of infant injuries including two dozen skull fracture cases. The Consumer Product Saftey Commission has said that babies can easily wiggle out of the floor seats, leaving themselves prone to injury. There were previous warnings about Bumbo baby seats also, which stated that the seats were no safe, if kept on raised surfaces.
This is the second time, there is a recall for Bumbo Baby Seats, the brand had recalled 1 million molded foam seats in October 2007 to put additional warning labels against placing the seats on kitchen counters and tables.
Consumers are being told to stop using Bumbo Baby Seats and contact the company for a free repair kit which has a restraint belt and steps on how one can safely use the seat. You can order the repair kit by visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com or calling 866-898-4999.
The company has said that they are including a special restraint belt for the safety of children. ‘The restraint belt will help prevent children from getting out of or falling from the seat when it is used as intended: on the floor with adult supervision and never on raised surfaces,’ said the statement. ‘The health and safety of children using the Bumbo Baby Seat are our top priorities.’
Bumbo Baby Seats were sold at shops like Babies R Us,Walmart, Target, and other retailers nationwide from August 2003 through August 2012.
Here is the baby falling pic off Baby Bumbo Seat, the child manages to wiggle out and experience a fall.
Restrain belts like these can solve the problem.