Baby Products Recalled ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Baby Products Recalled

Those with babies and children, I hope you pay attention to any recalls that come out. This past summer there have been two big recalls of products I own and know a lot of people own. The first one was the popular Bumbo baby seat. This seat is designed for infants who can’t yet sit up by themselves but can support their heads. It allows them more freedom to play. However, as manufactured, the seats lack a safety restraint, and babies can easily and quickly wiggle out of most anything if not properly secured. As made, even when Bumbos are used on the floor, children can be seriously injured. For this reason, consumer groups have pushed from the beginning to have them taken off the market because babies could fall from the seats and suffer serious head injuries, including skull fractures and concussions. The recent recall is to provide a new warning and restraint belt, which Bumbo is offering in a free repair kit. The second recall this summer is the Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers made by Summer Infant, Inc. Manufactured in China, the Bathers allow babies to sit comfortably while getting a bath. However, when the Bathers are lifted or carried, the frame has the potential to collapse and unhinge, dropping the baby from the seat. The CPSC and Summer Infant have received reports of seven falling incidents, five of which involved infant head injuries—including skull fractures and bleeding on the brain. If you have one of these you should contact the company and get the free repair kit.

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