Bumbo Baby Seats under recall by manufacturer
The recall of about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats was announced by Bumbo International Trust of South Africa. The group urges parents and caregivers to keep babies out of the seats until a free safety repair kit from Bumbo is installed. The kit includes a restraining belt, a new warning label and new use instructions, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s “On Safety” blog site at www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/.
According to a release on the site, the commission issued a warning in Nov. 2011 about babies receiving serious injuries from falls from the seat. A voluntary recall was also issued in 2007 when there were about 1 million seats. That was made in order to add additional warning labels about using the seats on raised surfaces, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.
“Without the restraint belt, an infant placed in the Bumbo seat can maneuver out or fall from the seat by arching his/her back, leaning forward or sideways, or rocking,” the government blog says. The product was sold by stores such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Target, as well as online baby product companies.
For information on the recall, see http://www.recall.BumboUSA.com/.