Wednesday, August 15, 2012
About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of skull fractures.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says babies can wiggle out of the floor seats.
About 1 million of the molded foam seats were recalled in 2007 for additional warning labels against placing the seats on raised surfaces.
Since the first recall, CPSC and Bumbo International have learned about at least 50 incidents in which babies fell from Bumbo seats while they were being used on raised surfaces. CPSC says another 34 babies fell from the seats while they were being used on the floor or at an unknown elevation. In all, there were 21 reports of skull fractures.
Consumers can get a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt.
Wichita parent Heidi Hoskins says she puts her baby in the Bumbo all the time, but she's careful not to place him on a counter or table.
Other parents say they are surprised there have been so many accidents.
"Parents shouldn't walk away from their kids," said Wichita mom Tabitha Akers. "If they fall on something hard, then I can see it cracking their skull or head injuries, so it doesn't surprise me."