The Hazard: Babies can squirm their way out of the seats and/or fall out of the seats, risking serious injury. At least 50 injuries have been reported since an earlier recall warning in 2007 alerted caregivers not to use the seat on high surfaces, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bumbo know of 34 more cases of infants being injured after maneuvering or falling out of the seats.
Description: The recall involves roughly 4 million baby seats sold in the U.S. at retailers including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Target, Walmart and other retail and online sellers from August 2003 to August 2012. The recalled seats have the word "Bumbo" in raised lettering with a picture of an elephant, and the bottom of the seat says "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030." (You can determine if your seat is part of the recall here.)
What to do: Consumers should stop using the seats immediately and order a free repair kit -- including a restraint belt, installation instructions and a warning sticker -- from the company. Visit www.recall.BumboUSA.com for the kit, or call (866) 898-4999. (Retailers can't provide the repair kit.) In addition, Bumbo seat cover accessories that interfere with the installation of the new restraint system should not be used, according to the company.