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Actualización acerca de Bumbo: Los asientos para bebés son retirados del mercado, obtenga un cinturón de sujeción

Si usted es uno de los muchos padres o cuidadores que usan un asiento para bebé Bumbo Baby Seat, tenemos ahora más información para usted además de nuestra advertencia de noviembre del 2011 sobre bebés que se cayeron de los asientos y sufrieron lesiones serias en la cabeza.

Bumbo International Trust está retirando del mercado alrededor de 4 millones de asientos para bebés. No coloque más a su bebé en estos asientos hasta que usted obtenga e instale un kit de reparación de seguridad gratuito de Bumbo. El kit incluye un cinturón de sujeción con una etiqueta de advertencia, instrucciones para la instalación del cinturón, instrucciones para el uso seguro y una pegatina de advertencia nueva.

Sin el cinturón de sujeción, un niño pequeño que se coloque en el asiento Bumbo puede lograr salirse de éste o caerse del asiento arqueando la espalda, inclinándose hacia adelante o hacia los lados o meciéndose.

He aquí cómo debe verse el asiento antes de que usted lo vuelva a usar:

Asiento para bebé Bumbo con cinturón de sujeción

Asiento para bebé Bumbo con cinturón de sujeción

Padres y cuidadores: utilice el asiento Bumbo SOLAMENTE en el piso. No use este producto para elevar a su bebé a la altura de sus ojos, como encima de mesas, mesetas, mostradores, sillas o sofás –incluso con el cinturón. Nunca utilice el asiento en superficies elevadas. No lo use tampoco en vehículos o asientos de baño.

CPSC y Bumbo tienen conocimiento de 19 informes de fracturas de cráneo entre al menos 50 incidentes de niños pequeños que se han caído de los asientos Bumbo que fueron colocados en superficies elevadas como una meseta, un mostrador, una silla o una mesa. Todos estos incidentes ocurrieron posteriormente al retiro del 2007 del asiento Bumbo para añadir una advertencia en la parte frontal del asiento alertando a los cuidadores de no utilizar el asiento en una superficie elevada. Informes de caídas y fracturas de cráneo adicionales fueron descritos en el retiro del mercado del 2007.

Además, tenemos conocimiento de 34 informes de incidentes –incluyendo dos fracturas de cráneo- que ocurrieron desde el retiro sobre bebés que se cayeron o pudieron salirse de los asientos Bumbo tras ser usados en el piso o en elevaciones desconocidas.

This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2012/08/actualizacion-acerca-de-bumbo-asientos-para-bebes-son-retirados-del-mercado-obtenga-cinturon-de-sujecion/

Bumbo Update: Baby Seats Recalled, Get Restraint Belt

If you’re one of the many parents or caregivers who use a Bumbo Baby Seat, we now have additional information for you beyond our November 2011 warning about infants falling from the seats and suffering serious head injuries.

Bumbo International Trust is recalling about 4 million baby seats. Stop putting your babies in these seats until you get and install a free safety repair kit from Bumbo. The kit includes a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions for the belt, safe use instructions, and a new warning sticker.

Without the restraint belt, an infant placed in the Bumbo seat can maneuver out or fall from the seat by arching his/her back, leaning forward or sideways, or rocking.

Here’s what the seat should look like before you use it again:

Bumbo Baby Seat with Restraint Belt

Bumbo Baby Seat with Restraint Belt

Parents and caregivers: ONLY use the Bumbo seat on the floor. Do not use this product to bring your baby eye level with you, such as on tables, counters, chairs, sofas or any raised surface — even with the belt. Never use the seat on raised surfaces. Don’t use it as a car or bath seat, either.

CPSC and Bumbo are aware of 19 reports of skull fractures from among at least 50 incidents of infants falling from Bumbo seats that were used on high surfaces such as a countertop, chair or table. These all occurred after a 2007 recall of the Bumbo seat to add a warning on the front of the seat that alerts caregivers not to use the seat on an elevated surface. Additional reports of falls and skull fractures were described in the 2007 recall.

In addition, we are aware of 34 injury reports—including two skull fractures—since the recall of babies falling or maneuvering out of Bumbo seats that were used either on the floor or at unknown elevations.

This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2012/08/bumbo-update-baby-seats-recalled-get-restraint-belt/

Infants in Bumbo Baby Seats Falling from Elevated Surfaces and Suffering Serious Head Injuries

Bumbo Baby Seat

Are you putting your infant in a Bumbo seat that looks like this, on an elevated surface? If so, STOP and read this warning.

NEVER put a Bumbo baby seat on a table, countertop, chair or other elevated surface.

ONLY put an infant in a Bumbo seat if it is on a floor.

Infants placed in Bumbo seats can escape from the seat by arching their backs, leaning forward or sideways or rocking. Infants age 3 to 10 months old have suffered serious head injuries—such as a skull fracture or concussion—from falling from a Bumbo baby seat when this happens.

CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of at least 45 incidents in which infants fell out of Bumbo seat while it was being used on an elevated surface. These incidents happened after an October 2007 voluntary recall of the product to add a warning on the front of the seat against use on elevated surfaces.

Since the recall, CPSC and Bumbo International have learned that 17 of those infants, ages 3 to 10 months, suffered skull fractures. These incidents and injuries involved both recalled Bumbo seats and Bumbo seats sold after the recall with the additional on-product warnings.

CPSC and Bumbo International are also aware of an additional 50 reports of infants falling or maneuvering out of Bumbo seats used on the floor and at unknown elevations. These incidents include two reports of skull fractures and one report of a concussion that occurred when infants fell out of Bumbo seats used on the floor. These injuries reportedly occurred when the infants struck their heads on hard flooring, or in one case, on a nearby toy.

At the time of the 2007 recall announcement, CPSC was aware of 28 falls from the product, three of which resulted in skull fractures to infants who fell or maneuvered out of the product used on an elevated surface.

CPSC and Bumbo International are now aware of at least 46 falls from Bumbo seats used on elevated surfaces that occurred prior to the 2007 recall, resulting in 14 skull fractures, two concussions and one incident of a broken limb.

About 3.85 million Bumbo seats have been sold in the U.S. since 2003.

A look at YouTube shows babies sitting in the seats on all sorts of unsafe surfaces: tables, bathroom counters, kitchen counters and couches and even in a kiddie pool. These are NOT safe ways to use this product.

This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2011/11/infants-in-bumbo-baby-seats-falling-from-elevated-surfaces-and-suffering-serious-head-injuries/