Bumbo Baby Seat Recall: Injury Risk in Falls
Bumbo Recalls 4 Million Baby Seats
As of August 15, 2012, roughly four million Bumbo Baby Seats have been voluntarily recalled by Bumbo International Trust, the second recall of the product since 2007.
Since 2007, 50 injuries have been reported in which babies managed to climb out of and fall from Bumbo Baby Seats while placed on a raised surface. 19 of those falls resulted in skull fractures.
According to the CPSC, " Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. The belt should always be used when a child is placed in the seat. Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface. Consumers should also immediately stop using Bumbo seat covers that interfere with the installation and use of the belt. A video demonstrating proper installation of the restraint belt and proper use of the Bumbo seat are available at www.recall.BumboUSA.com."
The recalled Bumbo Baby Seats were sold from August 2003 through August 2012.