Recall Alert! Bumbo Baby Seats

Photo Credit: CPSC / The Bump
Photo Credit: CPSC / The Bump

This morning, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International Trust voluntarily recalled 4 million of its Bumbo Baby Seats. The recall comes after a series of reports of babies falling from the seat when placed on an elevated surface.

Since 2007, there have been over 50 reports of injuries involving the seat, which include skull fractures, minor head injuries, as well as bumps and bruises. The recalled seat was sold at  Sears, Target, Toys R Us, Babies R Us,  USA Babies, and Walmart, from August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50.

If you think you may have a recalled Bumbo Baby Seat, check the bottom of the seat for the follow words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.”

Do you own this seat? Stop using it immediately and contact Bumbo for a free repair kit which will include a restraint belt and installation instructions. You can order the kit by calling or calling (866) 898-4999 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday. You can also visit the website at Order the free repair kit by visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com. Do not return the Bumbo seat to retailers as they will not be able to provide the repair kit.

Want to make sure you don’t have any recalled baby gear at home? Read more of the latest baby product recalls.