A New York dangerous product attorney can help you figure out if you have a case for injuries suffered as a result of a product that has been recalled. In a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a fall hazard has led to the voluntary recall of about four million Bumbo Baby seats. The risk is that babies may be able to wiggle out of the seat because of the lack of a safety harness.
Despite an October 2007 voluntary recall on 1 million of the baby seats, since that time, there have been at least 50 more reports of babies falling out of the seat when elevated.
Nineteen of the reports involved babies suffering skull fractures. Additionally, 34 other reports were filed in which babies wiggled or fell out when placed on the floor or at an elevation that was not known. Of those incidences, two resulted in skull fractures. Other injuries were minor including bumps and bruises.
Consumers are advised to stop using the product and order a free repair kit that comes with a restraint belt with instructions and warnings. A video demonstrating how to install the restraint belt is also available at the Bumbo USA website.
Parents are reminded to always use the restraint when placing a baby inside the seat. Even with a restraint, it should be kept on the floor at all times, never on a raised surface.
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