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Over four million Bumbo Baby Seats were recalled on Wednesday after Bumbo International Trust announced a voluntary recall of its molded foam baby chairs due to safety concerns. But how do you know if your Bumbo Baby Seat is affected under the recall?
More than four million Bumbo Baby Seats were voluntarily recalled on Wednesday after nearly two dozen reports of infants suffering skull fractures after wiggling out of the seats.
Bumbo International Trust, a South-African based company, makes the molded foam baby chairs.
According to the recall, issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, babies can easily wiggle out of the seats. Under the recall, the company will add a restraint belt and warnings to prevent further injuries associated with the Bumbo Baby Seat, it said.
"Bumbo International Trust is conducting a voluntary recall to add a restraint belt and new warnings to the Bumbo Baby Seat," the company said in a statement. "Infants can maneuver out of or fall from the seat, posing a risk of serious injuries. Working closely with the CPSC, Bumbo has determined that the potential safety issue can be readily corrected in the home by adding a restraint belt. In addition, Bumbo is providing a new warning sticker for consumers to attach to the seat to re-emphasize existing warnings against use of the seat on any raised surfaces."
This isn't the first time a recall was issued on the Bumbo Baby Seat. One million seats were recalled in 2007 after the company failed to include warning labels for when the seats are placed on raised surfaces, according to an Associated Press report. The first recall came after as many as 50 accidents were reported on raised surfaces.
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There have been 21 infants who have suffered skull fractures in association with the chairs, the CPSC said.
Bumbo asked customers to refrain from using the chairs affected under the recall until they receive a free repair kit from the company.
But how do you know if your Bumbo Baby Seat is affected under the recall?
The company said the chairs would have been purchased between August 2003 and August 2012, sold at Babies R Us, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide for between $30 and $50.
The recalled chairs were available in lime, blue, aqua, mint, lilac, rose pink, pink, pale yellow, yellow and orange, the company said. The word "Bumbo" and an image of an elephant is on top of the chairs. Chairs under the recall will have the following words written on the bottom: "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030."
If consumers are still unsure whether or not their Bumbo Baby Seat was affected under the recall, the company website has a multi-step tutorial to guide them.
Consumers can simply visit the Bumbo website or call 866-898-4999 to receive the repair kit, which will include a restraint belt as well as safety instructions.
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