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Bumbo Seat Recalled after Skull Fracture Reports

Middletown parents, do you have one of these popular baby seats? There is a recall.

 

The popular Bumbo Baby Seat has been recalled after 34 babies have fallen out of the seats while they were used on the floor or at an unknown elevation. Fifty babies have fallen out of the seat on raised surfaces.

Twenty-one babies have suffered skull fractures, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

More than four million of the seats are being recalled.

From the Huffington Post:

Consumers are asked to stop using the seats and contact Bumbo for a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt and instructions on how to safely use the seat. The repair kit can be ordered by visiting or calling 866-898-4999. www.recall.BumboUSA.com

In a statement, the company said it was adding a restraint belt to enhance the safety of children using the Bumbo 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."

The Bumbo floor seats were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2003 through August 2012.

The popular baby seat was first recalled in 2007 after the CPSC determined that the seat lacked adequate warning labels about placing the seat on raised surfaces. 

A simple Google image search shows that many parents don't heed the warnings

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