4.6 million Bumbo baby seats recalled after skull fractures
About 341,991 units of the recalled seats were sold in
Bumbo International is asking consumers who bought the seats to register to obtain a free retrofit kit that includes a restraint belt they can install (installation instructions will be provided), and a warning sticker and safe-use instructions. It adds that consumers aren't required to return the seats to retailers.
Seats sold from 2003-2012
Since the October 2007 recall, Health
Following are details of the Bumbo seats involved in the current recall:
- Were sold from August 2003 through August 2012 at various children's stores nationwide and online retailers.
- The bottom of the seat — which is made of a single piece of moulded foam — is round and flat with a diameter of about 38 centimetres.
- The seat has leg holes and a seat back that 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.
- The bottom of the seat has the following words: "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 also have warnings on the front of the seat against use on raised surfaces.