Bumbo Baby Seat Recall

Slater Slater Schulman LLP is currently evaluating clients who have suffered injuries from a Bumbo baby seat. If your child has fallen out of a Bumbo baby seat, please call us today at (800) 251-6990 to learn about your legal rights.

On August 15, 2012, Bumbo International Trust recalled it’s popular Bumbo baby seats in the U.S.  There have been almost 4 million such seats sold here since 2003.  It has been reported that there are at least 95 children who have fallen out of these seats, and at least 19 who have suffered skull fractures from falling.   These are designed to help infants sit in an upright position before they can do so on their own. The Bumbo seats are sold by by national retailers  including Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Sears and many more.

Owners of the Bumbo seat are currently being offered a seat belt kit as a result of the baby seat recall to help reduce the risk of falling. Additionally, the kit provides a warning sticker which advises that the baby seat is recommended for use on the floor only since most  Bumbo-related injuries and skull fractures have occurred on elevated surfaces.

Slater Slater Schulman LLP is currently evaluating clients who have suffered injuries from a Bumbo baby seat.  If your child has fallen out of a Bumbo baby seat, please call us today at (800) 251-6990 to learn about your legal rights.

 

 

As reported today by the Associated Press:

Amid at least 95 reports of babies falling out of the popular Bumbo baby seats — including 19 who suffered skull fractures — the company said it is recalling nearly 4 million seats in the U.S.

But instead of returning the seats to stores, South Africa-based Bumbo International Trust said customers should order a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt as well as a warning sticker cautioning against placing the seat on raised surfaces.

The seats — 3.85 million of which have been sold in the U.S. since 2003 — are designed to be placed on the floor, according to Bumbo. But in an October 2007 recall, the company added an extra label on the front of the seats warning against putting them on elevated surfaces.

Still, parents seemed to be putting the seats on tables, countertops, chairs and more, leading to at least 45 incidents in which babies age 3 to 10 months fell or maneuvered out of the seats. At least 17 infants suffered skull fractures, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

But even seats placed on the floor or at unknown elevations were causing problems. At least 50 babies placed in such carriers fell out. Two had skull fractures and one had a concussion after hitting their heads on the ground or on nearby toys.

The seats are sold at Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and a slew of other retailers for between $30 and $50.

Customers can order the free repair kits from Bumbo’s website.

Source:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/15/infant-skull-fractures-prompt-4-million-baby-bumbo-seats/

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