USA: Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled for Repair Due to Fall Hazard

 [ Image : Recalled Bumbo Baby Seat with safety belt attached ]

Bumbo baby seats are subject to a safety notice for the second time, due the dangers children falling out of one these products.

The makers, Bumbo International, are advising owners of these seats to immediately stop its using them and contact the company in order to receive a free repair kit.

Bumbo seats are shaped to make infants sit in an upright position. In October 2007, the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) warned about the dangers of seating an infant in a Bumbo placed on a raised surface (such as, a table).

The CPSC stated: “CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the October 2007 voluntary 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 manoeuvred 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.”

[ Image : Recalled Bumbo Baby Seat with safety belt attached, overhead view ]

The product is made in South Africa and around 4 million units have been sold in the U.S. Retailers that have sold the Bumbo Baby Seat include: Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers. These have been sold since August 2003, for prices typically between $30 and $50.

The free repair kit can be ordered by visiting or by calling (866) 898-4999 (lines are open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday). Retailers will be able to provide the repair kit.

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