Head Injuries Prompt Baby Seat Recall

About 1 Million Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats Recalled After 28 Kids Fell Out of Seat

Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on October 25, 2007
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Oct. 25, 2007 -- About a million Bumbo Baby Sitter seats are being recalled because of the risk of serious head injury.

The baby seats aren't car seats. The bottom of the seat is round and flat. It's made of a single piece of molded foam with a foam divider for the kids' legs. On the front of the seat is the word "Bumbo" with the image of an elephant. The seats come in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green.

"If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall on the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries," states the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The CPSC has gotten reports of 28 kids who fell out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three children who fractured their skulls. Those children's baby seats had been placed on tables.

The CPSC advises consumers only to use the baby seat at ground level and to never leave a child unattended.

Consumers can call Bumbo International at (877) 932-8626 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to get new warning stickers and instructions.

The new warning states: "WARNING: Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface."

More information and a picture of the recalled baby seat are available on the CPSC web site.

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SOURCE: News release, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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