Infant bathing seats recalled over reports of skull fractures

September 5, 2012

The AP (9/5) reports, “More than 2 million infant bathing seats are being recalled after reports of four infants sustaining skull fractures in falls when the frame came unhinged.” The AP notes that in the recall notice, “the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer Summer Infant Inc. of Woonsocket, R.I., said four children between 2 weeks and 2 months old received skull fractures, including one that required intensive care for bleeding on the brain.” The notice adds that “falls can occur when the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it.”

KGET-TV Bakersfield, CA (9/5) notes that the CPSC and Summer Infant have “received seven reports of incidents in the U.S., including five reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers.” According to the story, “consumers should immediately stop using the bathers and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions.”