CPSC have recalled Bumbo Baby Seats due to a fall hazard. The recall affects about 4 million baby seats which babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.
The baby seats were recalled in 2007 to provide additional warnings but Bumbo Internation have received at least 50 reports of incidents since then in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface.
The Recalled Products
The recalled Bumbo baby seats are made from a single piece of molded foam and come in various colors. The back of the seat has several warnings and seats manufactured since 2008 have an additional label on the front of the seat warning against use on raised surfaces.
The recalled Bumbo seats were sold by children’s stores nationwide, from August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50.
What to Do
Order the free repair kit by visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com or calling (866) 898-4999.
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