Parents have been advised to exercise great care when using baby seats as infants continue to fall out from their chairs and injure themselves.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission voluntarily recalled the Bumbo Baby Seat in 2007 following reports of children’s injuries. The recall required that new warnings be placed on the seat to deter parents from putting it on any elevated surfaces. The Consumer Protection Agency said that they are aware of at least 45 injuries since the recall took place.
The Consumer Protection Agency has reminded parents that the seat should never be placed on tables or counter tops. The Bumbo seat is designed to help children sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. The product warnings state that the seat “may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement”. Infants as young as three months old can fall or escape from the seat by arching backwards, leaning forward or sideways or rocking.