updated - May 20, 2013 Monday EDT
Bumbo Seats - a device used to help a baby learn how to sit upright - has been recalled after 28 reports of young infants fell out of the seats and resulted in three skull fractures.
Around 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled because babies can wiggle out of the floor seats, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers who have these baby seats are asked to stop using the seats and contact Bumbo for a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt and instructions on how to safely use the seat.
The repair kit can be ordered by visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com or calling 866-898-4999. The company said it was adding a restraint belt to enhance the safety of children using the Bumbo seat.
Four years ago, Kevin Lamm told ABC News his son, Dylan, fell out of a Bumbo on a table, cracked his head in two places and almost died on the way to the hospital.
In 2007, the company issued a recall for the seats to add new labels warning against using them on raised surfaces. At the time, the CPSC had 28 reports of young children falling out of the seats, including three skull fractures. At the time, the CPSC had 28 reports of young children falling out of the seats, including three skull fractures. In all, there were 21 reports of skull fractures to infants.
In November 2011, the CPSC issued a new warning, pointing out the reports of floor injuries. It also worked with the company on a remedy: the seatbelt fix that was announced Monday, nine months after the November warning.
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In a statement, the company said it was adding a restraint belt to enhance the safety of children using the Bumbo seat.
"The restraint belt will help prevent children from getting out of or falling from the seat when it is used as intended: on the floor with adult supervision and never on raised surfaces," said the statement. "The health and safety of children using the Bumbo Baby Seat are our top priorities."
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