The US government announced late on Thursday the voluntary recall of four million “Bumbo” baby seats, warning infants could fall out, causing serious injury.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the South African-made seats – which are designed to support young babies who cannot yet sit upright alone – were potentially dangerous.
The watchdog said that parents should stop using the seat until they install a free restraint belt and read new safety guidance that can be ordered via www.recall.BumboUSA.com.
According to the manufacturer’s website, recalls have also begun in Canada, Britain and Australia.
The seat retails for around $35 (about R290) in the United States.
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