The popular Bumbo baby seat is being voluntarily recalled because babies have fallen out of them fracturing their skulls. About 4 million of the seats have been sold in the U.S. More than 100 incidents of babies being injured by falling out of the baby seats have been reported in the U.S.
If you have a Bumbo baby seat stop using it until you get a free repair kit. Don’t return the baby seat to the store. The recall is not pulling the product off the market but adding a safety feature…basically a seat belt. Owners of Bumbo baby seats should go to www.bumbousa.com to get the free repair kit.
To safely use the Bumbo baby seat:
-always use the restraint belt
-only use the seat on the floor or level ground surface
-never use on elevated surfaces such as chairs or tables
-never leave the child unattended
-never use the seat in or near water
Remember a baby’s head is his heaviest part of his body. When he loses his balance, his head often hits the floor first.
Cooking fires continue to be the most common type of fires experienced by U.S. households. This is even more apparent during the holidays. There is an increased incidence of cooking fires on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of civilian fire injuries in residences. These fires are preventable by simply being more attentive to the use of cooking materials and equipment.Don’t become a cooking fire casualty. Learn the facts about cooking fire safety today!
The Sioux Empire Safe House exhibit is located at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The house is open all year for tours. To schedule your group or organization for a tour call us at 605-334-7233
This is part of an overall series of presentations on injury prevention in the home. We have videos for every room of your house. And they are translated into 13 different languages. For more information, visit http://www.safetyvillage.org.
Welcome to Sioux Empire Safety Village’s first blog. Safety Village is a non-profit injury prevention agency. We educate the community on fire prevention, home safety, children and traffic safety and driving safety. We have two exhibits on site; The Power of Fire is a home that had been burned, The Safe House is a house that teaches safety issues in your home.
Here are two pictures of the two exhibits. Both are open all year for tours. Call Safety Village at 334-7233 to schedule appointment. Safety Village is located at the W.H. Lyon’s Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, SD.