CPSC Recalls More Than 40,000 Infant Bath Seats

by in Parenting, Recalls


Parents check your gear! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued recalls for three infant bath seats citing that they fail to meet federal safety standards because they are unstable and can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.

While we would normally post the recalls separately, all three seats are very similar(two are made from the same company) but were sold at different retailers.

1. The Idea Baby Bath Seats(About 34,000) were sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond stores from September 2012 through April 2013 for about $40.

image of recalled 'idea baby' infant bath seat

The recalled product is a bath seat designed for children five months to ten months old. The seat is made of pink or blue plastic 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.ideababy.com,” “Idea Baby” and “Made in Italy.”

To receive a refund on this product parents are asked to contact Buy Buy Baby, toll-free at (877) 328-9222 anytime, or online at www.buybuybabycom or at www.bedbathandbeyond.com, then click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the homepage of either site for more information.

2. The Idea Baby Bath Seats(about 1,950) were sold at Onestepahead.com from February 2013 through May 2013 for about $40.

Image of recalled 'Idea Baby' infant bath seats

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.”

Parents with these seats are asked to contact 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.

3. The BeBeLove E-Zee™ Bath Seats were sold at Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Overstock.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through November 2012 for between $19 and $30.

Image of recalled “BeBeLove” infant bath seat

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.

Parents with these seats are asked to contact 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.

In 2010 the commission introduced new Federal safety standard for these bath seats after there were 174 reported deaths involving bath seats from 1983 through November 2009.




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