Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat
Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat Product Liability Injury Lawsuits
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In October 2007, Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats were recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) because several children sustained serious head injuries after falling from the seats. The CPSC began investigating the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats after media reports circulated about the popular infant seat’s injury causing hazards.
Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat Blamed for Serious Head Injuries
The Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat, sold by Bumbo International of South Africa, is a soft foam chair that is supposed to allow infants to sit upright without the aid of straps. It is designed with the seat lower than the leg openings so that children will remain secure. However, the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats did not always work as intended. Prior to the recall, several media outlets reported on children who had been seriously injured by falls from the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats. According to those reports, two children in California and Kansas fell from a Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat placed on a counter. Both cracked their skulls, and the baby in California needed emergency surgery to save his life.
According to the CPSC, at least 28 children have fallen out of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats, and three sustained serious injuries. Those injuries occurred when the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats was placed on a raised surface such as a counter or a table. While the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat does have a small warning label that says “never use on a raised surface”, some of its marketing materials send a different message. These materials say the chair is safe on “any level surface”, and some of the pictures used by the company show children sitting in the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat on a raised surface.
Over 1 Million Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats Recalled by Bumbo International
The Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats seat recall involved more than 1 million of the infant seats. The recalled Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats were sold in various retail, toy and children’s stores nationwide, and online, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40. The bottom of the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat is round and flat and about 15 inches in diameter. The Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat is made of a single piece of molded foam, and comes in the colors yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.
The CPSC warned consumers not to use the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats on a raised surface such as a table or countertop. Consumers were directed by the CPSC to contact Bumbo for new warning label stickers and instructions. The new warning label stated: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface. Bumbo Baby Sitter Seat Injury Lawsuit Lawyers
Legal Help For Victims Affected By Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats
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