CPSC Warning Follows Earlier Recall: Never Put Bumbo Baby Seats on Elevated Surfaces
November 22, 2011
by Kate Goodin
Today the CPSC issued a warning that Bumbo seats should never be used on elevated surfaces, including tables, countertops or chairs. This is a follow-up to a 2007 recall of the seats because since then there have been 45 incidents reported where an infant fell out of a Bumbo seat that was positioned on an elevated surface; 17 of those incidents resulted in skull fractures in infants ages 3-10 months. The CPSC and Bumbo International are also aware of an additional 50 reports of infants falling or wiggling out of Bumbo seats placed on the floor and at unknown elevations; two of those resulted in skull fractures and one in a concussion.
The Bumbo seat is meant to help infants sit upright once they can support their head, but it does not prevent them from wriggling out of it. This is why it's important for parents never to use a Bumbo seat on any elevated surface. Approximately 3.85 million Bumbo seats have been sold in the U.S. since 2003.