- Copyright © 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics
After additional reports of infants sustaining injuries after wiggling out of Bumbo Baby Seats, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing another recall of about 4 million of the seats.
After a similar recall in 2007, there have been at least 50 incidents, including 19 skull fractures, in which babies fell from the molded foam seats when they were placed on raised surfaces. Another 34 babies fell out of the seats even when they were positioned on the floor or at an unknown elevation.
One million seats had been recalled in October 2007 to provide additional warnings on the products. However, despite labels warning consumers never to use the seat on elevated surfaces, incidents continued to occur. Even when the seats are placed on the floor, babies can fall and injure their heads.
Consumers should stop using the seats and contact Bumbo for a free repair kit, which now includes a restraint belt with warning label and instructions on how to safety use the seat. Order the repair kit at www.recall.BumboUSA.com or call 866-898-4999. The seats cannot be returned to the retailer or manufacturer, according to manufacturer Bumbo International Trust, of South Africa.
The Bumbo seats were sold for $30-$50 at Babies R Us, Target, Walmart and other retailers from August 2003 through August 2012.
For additional information, access the CPSC recall notice at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12247.html or email Bumbo at .