CPSC Announces Second Bumbo Baby Seat Recall

Posted On: September 6, 2012 under

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International Trust recently announced a recall of the company’s “Bumbo” baby seats. The recall was announced due to concerns about children falling out of the seats when they were placed on a raised surface, leading to serious head injuries and other harm.

The recall is the second of its kind issued for the popular molded-plastic baby seats, with the first issued in 2007. After the voluntary 2007 recall, the CPSC received at least 50 reports of child injuriesdue to falling out of the seats. Some of these children escaped with only minor bumps and bruises, but others suffered skull fractures and other serious injuries.

The recalled Bumbo seats are about 15 inches in diameter and are stamped on the bottom with a message reading “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” Parents and caregivers can contact Bumbo online at www.recall.BumboUSA.comor by phone at (866) 898-4999 to request a free repair kit. Until the repairs are made, children should not be placed in the Bumbo seat or allowed to play with it.

Products for children need to be safe, because children lack the life experience to identify or predict many types of risks. At Massey & Associates, a dedicated Chattanooga child product recall lawyer can help you determine what went wrong with a defective product and seek the compensation your child needs. Call us today at (423) 697-4529 for a free telephone consultation.