July 11, 2005
Dorel Juvenile Group has issued an alert for Safety 1st Tubside Bath Seats. The seats are white and blue and have a swivel seat and an elbow cushion on the attachment arm. They are for babies aged 5 to 10 months. The seats have model number 44301 engraved on the bottom of the base. The bath seats are not intended for every type of bathtub. If used in the wrong tub, the seat can break, tip, and cause a child to fall into the water.
Dorel has issued the following instructions for proper usage:
This product is not for use with the following style tubs:
* tubs with edge width less than 3 1/2 inches or greater than 5 1/2 inches.
* tubs with depth (top to bottom) less than 12 inches or great than 15 inches.
* free-standing (legged or pedestal), oval, drop-in, or spa-type tubs.
Do not use the bath seat if the red warning label on the arm is exposed.
Always keep child within arm's reach. Children have drowned when left unattended in bath seats.
To date, Dorel has sold 250,000 units at discount department stores and other mass merchants nationwide for around $20.
If you have a Tubside Bath Seat, check the dimension of your tub. If it does not comply with the instructions above, contact Dorel to receive a $20 rebate toward any other Dorel Juvenile Group product. For more information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (888) 698-6681 between 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday or visit www.safety1st.com
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