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Consumer Groups Call for Recall of Bumbo Baby Seat

In November 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission put out a caution for parents of the use of the Bumbo Baby Seat.  The warning was against using the seat on elevated surfaces.  USA Today reports 33 head injuries and that when the manufaturer was approached for comment of why a belt wasn’t added to the seat— a safety strap would give parents a “false sense of security.” Five consumer groups are calling for a recall of this baby product.  The conumer group Kids In Danger points out on their website, “Most parents are probably also unaware that unlike bouncer seats, high chairs, booster seats and other products they may use with their infants, there are no safety standards or safety testing required for seats like the Bumbo.”  This probably won’t be the end of Bumbo in the news. Perhaps this should be renamed more aptly the Bump-o seat!

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