On August 15, 2012, about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats were voluntarily recalled in the United States. In 2007, about 1 million Bumbo seats were recalled to provide warnings about the dangers of using the seat on raised surfaces.
Since the 2007 recall, at least 50 more incidents were reported where the babies fell from the Bumbo seat on a raised surface. 19 of those falls resulted in skull fractures. Another 32 incidents involved babies who got injured because they fell out or got out of the seat while used on the floor or at an unknown height.
Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the Bumbo seat and contact the company to receive a repair kit, which includes a restraint belt with a warning label.
Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface.
The Bumbo seat is round and flat with a 15 inch diameter. It comes in various colors.
The seats were sold at Sears, Target, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Walmart and other toy and children's stores nationwide from August 2003 to August 2012.
Recalled products could have manufacturing defects or design defects that caused a child's injuries. There may be a products liability case against the manufacturer and other potential parties.
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If your child was injured from a recalled product, talk to a Pennsylvania defective products liability lawyer. Your child may be entitled to recover damages such as medical bills and pain and suffering. The lawyers at White and Williams also help injured children in New Jersey as a result of dangerous products.