November 30, 2011 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa have issued another warning to parents who use Bumbo baby seats. Parents and caregivers should never place the seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces as infants aged 3-10 months old have fallen out of the Bumbo seat and suffered skull fractures, concussions and other serious injuries.
At least 45 incidents resulting in injuries to children have been reported after a recall of the product in 2007. The children fell out of the Bumbo seat while it was being used on an elevated surface. Seventeen of those infants suffered skull fractures. There have also been at least 50 reports of infants falling or maneuvering out of Bumbo seats being used on the floor and suffering injuries.
The Bumbo seat is designed to help infants sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. Warnings on the product state that the seat “may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.” However, infants as young as 3 months can fall or escape from the seat by arching backward, leaning forward or sideways or rocking.
The Philadelphia product liability attorneys of Messa & Associates are experienced in handling cases involving defective products causing injuries to children. In addition to their research and knowledge, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys prepare every case by working with highly regarded experts. If your child has been seriously injured by a Bumbo Baby seats, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.