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Parent Alert: Bumbo Baby Seat Product Recall|PA recalled products lawyer


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8/29/2012
Louisa T. Chen
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Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall of the popular Bumbo Baby Seat.  If you are a parent, you probably had or have one of these seats in your house.  I had one in my house.  I remember not using it very much because it did not have a safety belt on it.  I was always worried that my son would fall out of the chair. 

The recall notice is asking consumers to call and receive a repair kit to put a restraining belt on the chair.

Infants sustained skull fractures and other injuries from falling out of the bumbo seats on elevated surfaces and on the floor.

The chair was voluntarily recalled in 2007 to add warnings and instructions for consumers not to use the chair on elevated surfaces, but the belt was not part of the 2007 recall.

It is possible that if a child was injured as a result of the Bumbo seat, there may be a products liability case against the manufacturer.  Even after the 2007 recall, infants were still able to get out of the seat and get injured.  It can be argued that there was a design defect due to not having a restraining belt on the seat. 

If an infant's injuries are serious as a result of a fall, medical bills and other expenses can pile up, which can be recovered in a products liability case.  Other damages include:

  • future medical care, and
  • pain and suffering.

Products liability cases are very complicated.  If your child was injured by a recalled product, it is important that you speak to a PA products liability lawyer about your child's right to recover.  A serious injury could affect your child for the rest of his/her life.

As a parent, if you feel that a child's toy or furniture that you have is dangerous or unsafe, don't use it.  You don't need to wait for a recall to be issued.  Use your instincts to protect your child's safety.

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