An estimated four million Bumbo Baby Seats have been recalled in the U.S. because babies can maneuver out of or fall from the seat, posing a risk of serious injury. In October 2007, one million Bumbo seats were recalled due to additional warnings against use while on raised surfaces.
Since October 2007, the CPSC is aware of at least 50 incidents in which babies have fallen from the seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. Another 34 reports involved infants falling from the seat.
The bottom of the seats have the following information: "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030." The back of the seat has several warnings and seats manufactured since 2008 have an additional label on the front of the seat warning against use on raised surfaces.
The seats were sold at numerous children’s stores nationwide including Toys R Us, Walmart and Target among others.
Consumers are urged to discontinue using the recalled seats until they can order and install a free repair kit. A video demonstrating proper installation of the restraint belt and proper use of the Bumbo seat are available at www.BumboUSA.com.
For more information call (866) 898-4999 or visit www.recall.BumboUSA.com. The company should be contacted for a free repair kit, the seats should not be returned to retailers.