A South African baby seat manufacturer recalled about 1 million of its “Baby Sitter” seats after 28 reports of babies falling out of the seats, including three skull fractures, according to an Associated Press report.
Bumbo International, which manufactured the child seats, recalled the products because babies were at risk for serious head injuries when the seats are placed on a table, countertop, chair or other raised surface and the infants arch their backs, possibly causing them to flip out of the seats and fall onto the floor.
The product, which is described as a single piece of molded foam, was sold extensively in the United States at stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys “R” Us, USA Baby, and other children retailers and online stores from August 2003 through October 2007. For more information, consumers are urged to call (877) 932-8626 or visit www.bumbosafety.com .
The alarming trend of child product recalls is near epidemic proportions in the United States. Regrettably, many of these child product recalls are the result of overseas manufacturing. American companies use cheaper foreign labor to help their profit margin, but at what price? In cases like these, it appears the price is the health and well being of our children.