WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) – Millions of Bumbo baby seats have been recalled after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received a number of infants falling out of them.
The brightly colored baby seats were sold nationwide at stores including Sears, Target, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, and Wal-Mart, with prices ranging from $30 and $50.
The baby seats were also sold online by various sellers.
The company, Bumbo International Trust, recalled four million of its baby seats after more than 50 reports of infants falling out of them. The reports claimed that infants as young as three months old suffered from bruises, bumps, concussions, and even skull fractures.
The recalled chairs have round, flat bottoms with a diameter of about 15 inches. They are constructed of a single piece of molded foam and come in various colors. The seat has leg holes and the seat back wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top.
Parents should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. The belt should always be used when a child is placed in the seat. Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface.
This isn’t the first time that Bumbo baby seats have been recalled.
Back in October 2007, one million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled by the company so that an additional warning label could be added to them about the risk of using the chairs on an elevated surface.