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About four million Bumbo baby seats are being voluntarily recalled by Bumbo International Trust.
The popular single piece molded-foam baby seats were sold at U.S. stores like Babies "R" Us, Sears, Target, Toys "R" Us, and Walmart from August 2003 through August 2012.
The seats are being recalled as babies have been falling out of them and suffering severe injuries like fractured skulls. In fact, since an earlier 2007 recall for a similar problem, another 50 incidents have been reported of babies falling out of the seats with 19 reported skull fractures, reports Reuters.
After the 2007 Bumbo baby seat recall, Bumbo installed warning labels on both the front and the back of the seats warning consumers not to use them on raised surfaces, reports Reuters. However, despite the added warnings, consumers continued to use the seats on elevated surfaces like chairs and tables and babies have been suffering injuries.
The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to stop using the baby seats until the company installs a repair kit. In the meantime, consumers injured by the product may consider contacting a product liability attorney and learning their rights.
A company like Bumbo could be liable for injuries caused by its product even though it provided warning labels. An argument can be made that the company was aware that consumers were using the product on raised surfaces and should have installed some type of safety device after the 2007 Bumbo baby seat recall. A warning label may not be enough to insulate the company from liability for an obviously dangerous product.