Consumer Groups Demand Redesign of Dangerous Baby Seat

The Bumbo International Baby Seat is in trouble again.

The makers of the Bumbo had to recall the baby seats in 2007 for new labeling because children were falling in the seats from elevated surfaces. The original product’s packaging showed the seat on a raised surface.

Many of the more than 30 skull fractures and other injuries sustained when children fell out of the Bumbo happened when the product was being used on a table or other raised surface. Now, consumer advocates are insisting the product be completely redesigned since children are still being injured when they fall out of the seat on the floor.

There are no safety standards or product testing with seats like the stationary Bumbo. Many parents may assume that all children’s products undergo the same scrutiny that high chairs, bouncer seats and booster seats need to pass.

Consumer groups are pushing for the Bumbo to be redesigned so that no children are injured in the future. The groups believe a redesign would fix the Bumbo’s problems. Five groups have added their name to the list of concerned consumers: Consumer’s Union, Kids In Danger, Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen and US PIRG, which is a coalition of state public interest research groups.

Chicago defective products attorney Paul Greenberg has experience in helping parents whose children have been hurt by kids toys and other products. To learn more, call 877-595-HURT (4878) or visit more of

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