On June 18, 2013, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Buy Buy Baby, announced the voluntary recall of the Idea Baby Bath Seats due to the failure to meet federal safety standards. These baby bath seats were particularly sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at www.buybuybaby.com and www.bedbathbeyond.com from September 2012 through April 2013 for about $40.
The recall of this particular baby bath seat, the Idea Baby Bath Seat, is due to its failure to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Typically designed for children between 5 and 10 months old, this seat poses as a hazard for infants because the bath seats can tip over, exposing a potential risk of drowning to babies.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath seats. If purchased at a Buy Buy Baby store or online, consumers should return the bath seats to any Buy Buy Baby store to receive a store credit. If purchased at a Bed Bath & Beyond store, consumers should return the bath seats to the store where purchased to receive a store credit. The recall number associated with this model is 13-218.
If you have any questions, Buy Buy Baby can be contacted via phone at (877) 328-9222 or online at www.buybuybabycom or at www.bedbathandbeyond.com, and click on the Recall Contact tab at the top of the page for more information.
As a parent, child safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a child to get injured or killed for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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