Free Case Evaluations – Bumbo Baby Seat Recalls
The Bumbo baby seats were cute, they were comfortable and they were colorful. They were also very dangerous, as proven by two safety recalls after dozens and dozens of reports of babies suffering severe head injuries.
Bumbo International Trust, the South African manufacturer, has been forced to recall over four million of the baby seats after the wave of injuries, primarily infants between 3 to 10 months old.
If you had a baby who suffered an injury while using a Bumbo baby seat you may be eligible for compensation by contacting the national network of specialized lawyers at Injury Help Desk for a free evaluation of your case.
Because there may be legal time limits affecting your ability to seek payment for medical expenses and other costs it is important that you contact us as soon as possible at Injury Help Desk and let our experienced team of lawyers help you in your Bumbo baby seat lawsuit.
The popular seats – sold at mainstream retailers such as Sears, Target and Walmart – were supposed to be able to assist infants in sitting in upright positions before they were able to do so on their own.
The first recall occurred in 2007, when one million seats were recalled amid numerous reports of infants falling out of the seats, including from the tops of tables, and suffering skull fractures.
The latest recall involves seats purchased up to 2012 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bumbo in updated public notices announced that babies have fallen from chairs atop elevated surfaces at least 50 times since the 2007 recall.
The CPSC said that in 19 cases, the kids reportedly sustained skull fractures. There have been other reports of kids being injured after getting out of seats at floor level or unknown heights.
Listed below are many of symptoms of a skull fracture:
- Balance problems
- Bleeding from a wound on the head
- Bleeding from the ears, nose or around the eyes
- Change of skin color
- Crankiness or irritability
- Disorientation or confusion
- Loss of consciousness
- Speech problems
Here’s Consumers Reports warning about Bumbo baby seats:
Consumer Reports’ experts have long advised parents from using baby seats such as the Bumbo model. (See: 13 dangerous baby products to avoid for more information.) Instead, consumers should consider using a bouncer seat or an activity center. At feeding time, the infant should be placed in a high chair. (See our tested and recommended high chair models for suggestions.)
The CPSC and our safety experts recommend that parents should stop using the Bumbo Baby Seats immediately. Bumbo International Trust of South Africa is providing consumers with a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. However, “even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface,” warns the CPSC.
Time is of the essence in seeking compensation through a Bumbo baby seat recall lawsuit so please contact the experienced national legal team available through Injury Help Desk as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights to compensation.