CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of at least 45 incidents in which infants fell out of a Bumbo seat while it was being used on an elevated surface since the 2007 recall of the product. The CPSC reports that 17 of those infants, ages 3-10 months, suffered skull fractures.
CPSC and Bumbo International are urging parents and caregivers to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces.
The Bumbo seat is labeled and marketed to help infants sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. Infants as young as 3 months can fall or escape from the seat by arching backward, leaning forward or sideways or rocking.
At the time of the 2007 recall announcement, CPSC was aware of 28 falls from the product, three of which resulted in skull fractures to infants who fell or maneuvered out of the product used on an elevated surface. CPSC and Bumbo International are now aware of at least 46 falls from Bumbo seats used on elevated surfaces that occurred prior to the 2007 recall, resulting in 14 skull fractures, two concussions and one incident of a broken limb.
Approximately 3.85 million Bumbo seats have been sold in the United States since 2003, for about $40.
Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.
To contact Bumbo, call (888) 376-4763 or visit www.keendistribution.com/customerCare.php.
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