The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bumbo have issued another warning to parents who use Bumboo baby seats.
Parents and caregivers should never place Bumboo Baby Seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces. Infants aged 3-10 months old have fallen out of the Bumboo seat and suffered skull fractures, concussions and other serious injuries.
There currently have been at least 45 reported incidents resulting in injuries after a recall of the product in 2007. The children fell out of the Bumboo 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 Bumboo seats that are being used on the floor and suffering injuries.
The Bumboo seat is designed to help infants sit in an upright position as soon as they can support their head. A warnings on the seat states 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.