Parents are urged not to place their infants in seats that prop them up on top of elevated surfaces such as tables, couches and chairs because the babies can fall and suffer from head and other serious injuries. Parents also are advised not to leave the child alone.

A recall warning was issued by Bumbo Baby Seats in 2007 after 28 injuries were reported. The seats were sold at Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us, USA Babies, and other toy and children’s stores nationwide as well as online sellers from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40.

New seats have been sold since 2007 that include a warning on the seat to never use the infant seat on elevated surfaces. However, injuries still are being reported. In addition, about 50 injuries have been reported of infants who fell out of the seats that were being used on the floor. The injuries occurred when infants struck their heads on hard flooring.

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