A South African manufacturer is recalling about four million baby seats that were sold at major retailers including Target Corp., Wal-Mart, and Toys “R” Us after reports that at least twenty-one babies fell from the seats and fractured their skulls.
The company itself has received some 84 reports of infants falling from the seats. This recall is the second for these seats since 2007
Infant seats are a major fixture in many households. Choosing a safe infant seat is crucial to protecting the health of your child.
Here are some tips from kidshealth.org:
What to look for:
- The base should be wider than the seat, and locking mechanisms should be secure. Push down on the unit to make sure it is sturdy.
- The base should feature nonskid surfacing to prevent the seat from moving on a smooth surface.
- The seat belt should be secure and the fabric should be washable.
- If wire supporting devices snap on the back of the seat, make sure they are secure so that they do not pop out and cause the seat to collapse.
- Never place your baby in an infant seat on a table or other elevated surface from which your child could fall, or on the washing machine or any other vibrating surface (the vibrations could cause the seat to move and fall).
- Use the seat belt every time you place your baby in the seat.
- Avoid placing the seat on soft surfaces such as beds or sofas because it may tip over and the baby could suffocate
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