The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Bumbo International, a manufacturer of a popular children’s seat, issued a recall on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, due to a risk of falls associated with its product.  

The Bumbo seat is a molded foam product sold in the United States at various retailers, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Sears, and Walmart, as well as a number of online retailers.  The basis for the product recall is the fact that children can work their way free of the molded seat or otherwise fall from the seat, resulting in serious injury.  As originally designed, the seat did not have a supplemental restraining device, such as a seatbelt.  Serious injuries, including skull fractures, have been associated with the product, and have reportedly led to the recall.  The manufacturer is reportedly now offering a supplemental restraining device for the seats.  

Anyone with a Bumbo seat without a supplemental restraint is urged to cease use of the product at this time and to make inquiries concerning the recall.  Additional information on the product recall can be found at the USCPC’s website here.

Mark Davis is a Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey office, specializing in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Mr. Davis.