Serious Fall Risk
Over two million baby bather seats from Summer Infant -- the Mother’s Touch/Deluxe -- have been recalled due to a serious fall hazard.
Product Description: This recall involves approximately 2 million baby bathers in the US and an additional 65,000 that were sold in Canada. These bathers have a square blue or pink plastic base and measure 12” by 13”. The model numbers are located either on the side near the warning label or the front near the washing instructions. Some of the bathers have an additional model number and models that have an extra letter at the end are also included.
Model numbers included:
Where/when it was sold: These recalled baby bathers were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.
Reason for recall: The CPSC and Summer Infant has received seven reports of babies falling from the seats. These incidents happened when the seat was carried or lifted. The seat’s folding wire frame can become disengaged from the side hinge. Four babies suffered skull fractures, and one required intensive care for bleeding in the brain.
What you need to do: Stop using the bathers immediately and contact Summer Infant for a repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions.
Company information: You can contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.summerinfant.com/batherrepairkit.
Image credit: USCPSC