Cardiff Council Trading Standards is issuing an urgent safety alert to anyone using a Bumbo® Baby Seat following at least 50 reported incidents in the United States where infants have fallen out of the seats and fractured their skulls.
The company which makes the seats, Baby International Trust, is currently recalling four million seats in the US but not in the UK. Instead, UK consumers are being offered free safety harnesses.
Consumers are being advised that they should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free repair kit. The kit 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. Consumers should also immediately stop using Bumbo® seat covers that interfere with the installation and use of the belt.