Bumbo International Trust, the South-African manufacturer of the Bumbo Baby Seats, is recalling the popular chair following reports that a minimum of 95 babies have fallen out – including 19 babies who endured skull fractures
. The bumbo baby seat is devised to be placed on the floor with the baby firmly implanted inside.
The company first introduced the seat in 2003, and they have been wildly popular, selling nearly 4 million units in the United States alone. However, the company was forced to recall 1 million chairs on October of 2007 in order to add a warning label against placing the baby seat on elevated surfaces. Parent seemed to ignore these warnings, as signs indicate that they are still placing these seats on tables, counters, seats, and sitting rooms. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
announced on Wednesday, August 7, 2012 that the Bumbo Baby Seat has caused serious injuries due to infants leaning forward, rocking or jumping in the chair.
In spite of these reports, Bumbo International refuses to remove the seats off the market. Furthermore, rather than return the seats back to the stores, the company recommends the parents should order a repair kit offered to customers at no charge. Because the Bumbo seat is not an infant carrier or walker, it is not subject to any federal or industry regulations, but the CPSC does have authority to recall a product under certain circumstances.
The Bumbo Baby Seat is still being sold nationwide at large stores such as Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, Babies-R-Us, Target, as well as many other stores and online retailers. They generally sell for between $30 to $50. For more information on how to order the repair kit, visit www.recall.bumbousa.com.
Visit here for more information on recalled and defective Bumbo Baby Seat Injuries