The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bumbo International Trust of South Africa, on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats.
In October 2007, 1 million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled to provide additional warnings against use on raised surfaces.
The announcement said babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.
The commission and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the October 2007 voluntary recall in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface, the recall announcement said.
Nineteen included reports of skull fractures.
They were sold at Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online, for between $30 and $50.
Owners should immediately stop using the product until they install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface, the recall said.
A video demonstrating proper installation of the restraint belt and proper use of the Bumbo seat are available at www.BumboUSA.com
To order the free repair kit, go the website or call 866-898-4999.
Do not return the Bumbo seat to retailers because they will not be able to provide the repair kit, the recall notice says.