Amid at least 95 reports of babies falling out of the popular Bumbo baby seats -- including 19 who suffered skull fractures -- the company said it is recalling nearly 4 million seats in the U.S.
But instead of returning the seats to stores, South Africa-based Bumbo International Trust said customers should order a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt as well as a warning sticker cautioning against placing the seat on raised surfaces.
The seats -- 3.85 million of which have been sold in the U.S. since 2003 -- are designed to be placed on the floor, according to Bumbo. But in an October 2007 recall, the company added an extra label on the front of the seats warning against putting them on elevated surfaces.
Still, parents seemed to be putting the seats on tables, countertops, chairs and more, leading to at least 45 incidents in which babies age 3 to 10 months fell or maneuvered out of the seats. At least 17 infants suffered skull fractures, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.