August 15, 2012 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported today that Bumbo International Trust of South Africa is now recalling approximately four million Bumbo Baby Seats after nearly two dozen reports of infant skull fractures. According to the CPSC, babies can wiggle out of the seats and fall, leading to severe fractures and other serious injuries. The Bumbo Baby Seats affected by this recall were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, Sears, and other major retailers nationwide from August 2003 through August 2012.
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What’s the problem?
In October 2007, about one million Bumbo Baby Seats were recalled for additional warning labels that cautioned against placing the molded foam chairs on raised surfaces, such as tables or kitchen counters. Since then, the CPSC has received at least 50 reports of babies falling from Bumbo Seats while they were being used on elevated surfaces. Another 34 babies fell from the seats while they were being used on the floor or at an unknown elevation. In all, at least 21 children suffered serious skull fractures after falling from Bumbo Baby Seats.
The new recall involves about four million seats that are round and flat on the bottom with a diameter of about 15 inches. The seats are sold in a variety of colors, and are constructed with a single piece of molded foam. They feature leg holes and a backing that is designed to wrap completely around the child. On the front of the seat, the word ‘Bumbo’ appears in raised lettering, along with the image of an elephant. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” Additionally, the back of the seat features a number of warnings, and seats manufactured since 2008 have an additional label on the front that warns against using it on raised surfaces.
In the new Bumbo Baby Seat Recall announcement, the CPSC advised consumers to stop using the seats immediately and contact the company for a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt and instructions on how to safely use the seat. Bumbo International Trust said in a statement that it was adding the restraint belt to enhance the safety of children using the seat.
“The restraint belt will help prevent children from getting out of or falling from the seat when it is used as intended: on the floor with adult supervision and never on raised surfaces,” said the statement. “The health and safety of children using the Bumbo Baby Seat are our top priorities.”
Do I Have a Bumbo Baby Seat Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bumbo Baby Seat recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new skull fracture cases in all 50 states.
Free Bumbo Baby Seat Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one has been injured by a Bumbo Baby Seat included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Bumbo Baby Seat injury suit and we can help.