Parents may know of the Bumbo seat. In case you haven’t heard of it, it was designed by a South African company, is made out of foam and seems to be a “must-have” for new parents. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than four million Bumbo seats in the U.S. so chances are you may know someone who owns one.
Recently, the makers of the Bumbo seat, in conjunction with the CPSC, issued a voluntary recall for the seats. According to the press release, since October 2007, there have been “at least 50 incidents in which babies fell from Bumbo seats while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents resulted in skull fractures.” In addition, the CPSC and the company are “aware of an additional 34 reports of infants who maneuvered themselves out of or fell out of Bumbo seats while they were being used on the floor or at unknown elevations that resulted in injury.”
If you have one of these seats, the CPSC suggests that you stop using the seat immediately until you order and install the free repair kit. You may order the repair kit from www.recall.BumboUSA.com or by calling 866-898-4999 between 8am and 5pm CT Monday through Thursday and between 8am and 12:30pm CT Friday.
For more information about recalled products, visit the CPSC’s website.
For more information you can trust, visit www.evansville.bbb.org.