3 Bath Seat Recalls Due To Risk of DrowningAlison Wood |21, June 2013
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is teaming up with three well-known baby companies to recall bath-seat products that have been proven to be dangerous for small children. Here are the most recent baby bath-seat recalls.
5,600 bath seats sold at sold at Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Overstock.com and other online retailers has been voluntarily recalled and it is illegal to resell this product. This bath seat failed to meet federal safety standards for stability. The bath seat can fall over and pose a drowning risk for babies and small children. If you have purchased this bath seat recently, stop using it now and contact BeBeLove at (888)464-1218 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) for a full refund.
Buy Buy Baby Idea Bath Seat.
34,000 bath seats, sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond online and retail stores, have been voluntarily recalled. Consumers should immediately stop using the product. It is illegal to resell this product. This product has been proven to tip over and cause a drowning risk for babies. Consumers should return this product to the store where it was purchased to receive a store credit. Consumers can also contact the company at the information listed below. The recall was issued on June 18, 2013.
Chelsea and Scott Idea Baby Bath Seats.
1,950 bath seats bath seats, Sold exclusively at Onestepahead.com, has been recalled due to the bath seat can tip over during bath time. It poses a risk of drowning for all babies that use this product. It is being voluntarily recalled and consumers can contact One Step Ahead at (866) 271-4536 8 a.m. to midnight Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for refunds and store credits.
What Can I Do?
First, stop using the recalled products, and follow the instructions above to get a full refund. Then, consider getting the word out about the dangers of bath seats. Three recalls in one day is too much! Here are some shocking statistics for all the concerned moms out there.
- Drowning is ranked third as a cause of accidental death in the U.S.
- 11 children die every year from the use of bath seats
- Overall, bath seats have been documented in 103 infant deaths
Parents often feel too secure when they use a baby bath seat. Sometimes they may run and answer the phone or go grab a bath towel. It takes very little time for a baby to tip over and fall into the water. It also only takes a few inches of water for a baby to drown.
Many groups are striving to get the word out and completely ban all baby bath seats. Some well-known groups involved in a campaign against bath seats are the following:
- Keeping Babies Safe
- Consumer Federation of America
- The Drowning Prevention Foundation
- The Intermountain Injury Control Research Center
- The California Coalition for Children's Safety and Health T
- The California Drowning Prevention Network
- The Contra Costa County Childhood Injury Prevention Coalition
- The Greater Sacramento SAFE KIDS Coalition, and
- Kids in Danger
Keeping Babies Safe states, "Caregivers using bath seats prepare baths with deeper water and are more likely to leave a child unattended. There is a false sense of safety that is propagated by having a mechanical aid to "help" to hold a slippery baby upright."
If this many groups are involved in banning baby bath sets, shouldn't concerned moms warn other moms about this danger? Get the word out about the danger of bath seats. You may save a life.
Sources: keepingbabiessafe.org, kidsindanger.orgAlison Wood is a stay-at-home mom of six and freelance writer and blogger. She enjoys raising her six children and desires to share her experiences to help other mothers.
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