Thousands of parents around the country should be taking a second look at their baby bath seats after a few recalls have been announced.
The largest involves the Idea Baby Bath Seats. Buy Buy Baby is recalling the model because the seats failed to meet federal safety standards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the seats could tip over, posing a drowning risk.
The products were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond and online at Buybuybaby.com between September 2012 and April 2013.
The recalled bath seats are designed for children 5 to 10 months old. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers were warned to stop using the seat and return it to the original store for a refund or credit. For more information, you can call Buy Buy Baby toll-free at 877-328-9222 anytime or visit www.buybuybaby.com or www.bedbathandbeyond.com, then click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the homepage of either site.
About 1,950 seats are also being recalled by Chelsea and Scott.
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.”
Here's the contact information for that recall: Chelsea & Scott, toll-free at 866-271-4536, 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.onestepahead.com, then click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Also, about 5,600 BeBeLove E-Zee Bath Seats are being recalled. 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.
BeBeLove, toll-free at 888-464-1218, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bebeloveusa.com and click on the Recall Contact tab at the top of the page for more information.
No injuries have been reported in connection with these recalls.
Here is a link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website, where you can find information on all the recalls.