Drowning hazard leads to nationwide recall of thousands of baby bath seats

by Jay Pate

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced three separate recalls of baby bath seats due to a drowning hazard. 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.

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. According to the CPSC, anyone who owns any of these seats should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed and contact the companies for a refund.

The first recall involves approximately 34,000 Idea Baby Bath Seats. According to the CPSC, the seats can tip over, posing a drowning risk to babies. 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.

The second recall affects 5,600 BeBeLove E-Zee Bath Seats. They were sold on Amazon.com and Overstock.com as well as other online retailers between May 2011 and November 2012. Similar to the Idea Baby Bath Seats, the BeBeLove E-Zee Bath Seats also did not meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. These seats can also tip over and pose the risk of drowning to babies.

The third recall involves 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. The seats were purchased at Onestepahead.com from February 2013 through May 2013. As with the other recalled seats, these seats did not meet federal safety standards and can tip over and pose the risk of drowning to babies.

Additional information about all of the recalls can be found by visiting the CPSC website.

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by Jay Pate

John “Jay” Pate is a licensed attorney who focuses his practice on complex tort litigation involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and product liability cases.