Parents are being urged to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on high surfaces because infants have fallen from the seat and suffered skull fractures and other injuries.
To date, Bumbo International and CPSC have received 45 incidents in which infants fell from the seat while it was being used on a raised surface. In October 2007, the Bumbo seats were recalled to add new warnings about the risk of falling if placed on high surfaces. Since then, the agency is aware of 17 of those (ages 3 to 10 months) suffered skull fractures.
An additional 50 reports have been made about infants falling or maneuvering out of the seat even when placed on the floor.
The Bumbo seat is labeled and marketed to help infants sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. The product warnings state that the seat "may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement." Infants as young as 3 months can fall or escape from the seat by arching backward, leaning forward or sideways or rocking.
An estimated 3.85 Bumbo seats have been sold since 2003 in the U.S.