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Bumbo Baby Seat Recalled After Skull Fracture Reports

Are you a Carroll County parent who has one of these popular baby seats? There is a recall.

 

The popular Bumbo Baby Seat has been recalled after 34 babies have fallen out of the seats while they were used on the floor or at an unknown elevation. Fifty babies have fallen out of the seat on raised surfaces.

Twenty-one babies have suffered skull fractures, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

More than 4 million of the seats are being recalled.

From the Huffington Post:

Consumers are asked to stop using the seats and contact Bumbo for a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt and instructions on how to safely use the seat. The repair kit can be ordered by visiting or calling 866-898-4999. www.recall.BumboUSA.com

In a statement, the company said it was adding a restraint belt to enhance the safety of children using the Bumbo seat.

"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."

The Bumbo floor seats were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2003 through August 2012.

The popular baby seat was first recalled in 2007 after the CPSC determined that the seat lacked adequate warning labels about placing the seat on raised surfaces. 

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Kristin McLaughlin August 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Why would anyone put a baby up on a raised surface anyways??? One purpose of the Bumbo is to help the baby learn to sit up; clearly, the baby isn't stable, so why trust the Bumbo to keep the baby safe?! C'mon, people. They're going to recall every baby product if everyone continues to use them incorrectly and bring harm to a child.
WestMonster August 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Right on. I've used one with 2 babies and it seemed very safe to me. The base is wide, and is the baby is big enough to rock it over, they're probably too big for it. Putting it anywhere but the floor is just moronic.
Lisa Rossi (Editor) August 17, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I had one of these for my baby (he's now 20 months) and the key with this and any baby product is supervision. I would never have left him alone or placed this on a raised surface.

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