Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Alarming Number of Head Injury Cases from Bumbo Baby Seats in Infants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to never leave infants unattended in a Bumbo baby seat. Placing the same in uncertain places like countertops and other raised surfaces may also cause accidents to infants.

Statistics shows that infants aged from 3 to 10 months old have fallen out of the Bumbo baby seat and suffered serious head injuries.

Bumbo baby seats are created to help infants to sit in an upright position as soon as they can b support their head. However, a 3-month-old infant can easily fall or escape from the said baby seat through leaning backward, sideways and worst - when the baby gets excited or upset and rocked the seat.

Despite the product recall and safety precautions done by the CPSC and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa, the numbers of head injuries arising from Bumbo seat falls significantly increased to 14 from 46.

The CPSC and the Bumbo International Trust of South Africa after being alarmed by the growing number of head injures caused by the Bumbo baby seat, is encouraging parents to follow strict product warnings for the safety of their children.

Since 2003, about 3.85 million Bumbo seats have been sold in US. Therefore, the CPSC had seen a huge possibility of receiving more reports of head injury incidents resulting from Bumbo baby seat fall.

If an infant suffered from an unpleasant accident caused by the negligence of other people or more particularly failed to comply with the proper safety standards, parents have the right to demand and file for a personal injury claim. However, it is still best to take safety precautions than seeing children get hurt.