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Bumbos recalled! Here's what you need to know

NEED TO KNOW
  • Parents told to stop using popular baby seat
  • Dozens of infants have been injured after falling from Bumbos
  • Link to order free repair kit listed below
Bumbos recalled! Here's what you need to know

A widely popular piece of baby gear which helps infants sit up has been recalled due to safety concerns.

The Consumer Product Safety Council says owners of the Bumbo Baby Seat should immediately stop using the product because dozens of babies have toppled out of them.

Instead of returning the seats, the CPSC and Bumbo are telling all consumers to order and install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker.

"The belt should always be used when a child is placed in the seat. Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface," according to the CPSC's warning.

The CPSC reports there are more than 4 million Bumbos in use in the United States.

In 2007, the seat was recalled after at least 50 reports of babies falling out of them while it was being used on a raised surface; 19 of those children suffered skull fractures.

Since that last recall, an additional 34 infants have fallen from their Bumbos and suffered injuries, included two with fractured skulls.

The seat has a 15-inch wide base which distributes the center of gravity so babies shouldn't be able to topple it over.

If you currently use or plan to purchase a Bumbo, you can order the free repair kit through the company by clicking right here.

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