It’s time to check your baby’s bath seat. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced three separate recalls of baby bath seats all due to a drowning hazard. If you own a bath seat for your little one to sit up in during bath time, you need to take a look and see if your seat is one of the seats being recalled.
The three recalls include about 34,000 Idea Baby Bath Seats, 5,600 BeBeLove Bath seats, and about 1,950 Idea Baby bath seats made for One Step Ahead. The CPSC is asking that anyone who owns any of these seats should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed and contact the companies for a refund.
All three bath seats are specifically being recalled for failure to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. The bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. No injuries have been reported for any of the bath seats.
Here is more information on each individual recall:
BeBe Love Bath Seats Recall:
This recall includes all BeBeLove E-Zee™ Bath Seats. The recalled products are plastic bath seats designed for children between 5 and 10 months old. They have a white base with suction cups on the bottom, a back/arm support, a detachable back support bar that folds under the seat for storage and a detachable T-bar front stabilizer that folds forward for entry. The back/arm support is gray, blue or pink. “Made in Taiwan” and “BBL” are engraved on the underside of the seat base and “BeBeLove” is printed on a sticker in the center of the back/arm support. The seats were sold at Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Overstock.com, and other online retailers from May 2011 through November 2012.
Buy Buy Baby Idea Baby Bath Seats Recall:
This recall includes Idea Baby brand infant bath seats. The recalled product is a bath seat designed for children five months to ten months old. The seat is made of pink or blue plastic and has four suction cups on the bottom. An oval-shaped arm rail runs from the seat back and connects two side posts and the seat front post. Two star-shaped spinning toys are on the front of the seat rail above the front post. Between the two spinning toys is a round, inset plastic disc with the words “www.ideababy.com,” “Idea Baby” and “Made in Italy.” The seats were sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at buybuybaby.com and bedbathbeyond.com from September 2012 through April 2013.
Chelsea & Scott Idea Baby Bath Seats Recall:
This recall includes Idea Baby brand infant bath seats made for One Step Ahead. The recalled bath seat is designed for children five months to ten months old. The seat is made of white plastic with blue trim and has four suction cups on the bottom. An oval-shaped arm rail runs from the seat back and connects two side posts and the seat front post. Two star-shaped spinning toys are on the front of the seat rail above the front post. Between the two spinning toys is a round, inset plastic disc with the words “www.onestepahead.com,” “One Step Ahead,” “Idea Baby” and “Made in Italy.” The seats were purchased at Onestepahead.com from February 2013 through May 2013.
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