Second recall of Bumbo Baby Seats

by lmallernee | September 10th, 2012

September 10, 2012

Because of the risk of babies falling out of the seats, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Bumbo International Trust of South Africa have announced another voluntary recall of four million Bumbo Baby Seats in the U.S., reports OV Parent.

After an October 2007 voluntary recall, there have been at least 50 more incidents of babies falling from Bumbo seats while the seats were being used on raised surfaces, according to CPSC and Bumbo International.

Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. Other incidents reported bumps, bruises, and other such minor injuries, even when the Bumbo was used on the floor.

Consumers should stop using the Bumbo seat immediately and order a free repair kit, which includes a restraint belt and installation instructions. The belt should always be used when the child is placed in the seat. The seat should never be place on a raised surface.

CPSC also advises consumers to stop using the Bumbo seat covers, which could interfere with the installation and use of the seat belt.

To order the free repair kit, do not go to the retailer, but instead go to www.recall.BumboUSA.com.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from using a Bumbo baby seat or any defective product, the Ohio personal injury lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy may be able to help.