Washington, DC -- The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Bumbo International Trust, of South Africa have recalled about 4 million moulded foam Bumbo Baby Seats sold in the US.
Babies can manoeuvre out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries, says CPSC.
CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after an earlier voluntary recall in 2007 in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those included reports of skull fractures. Another 34 reports cover infants who fell out of a Bumbo seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury.
The 15-in (38-cm) bottom of the Bumbo seat is round and flat. The seats are a single piece of moulded polyurethane foam and come in various colours. The seat has leg holes and the seat back wraps completely around the child.
CPSC advises purchased to stop using the product 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.
PIC: Bumbo seat with safety belt added.