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Baby Bath Seats Recalled Over Drowning Risks

While bath seats may seem like an effective way to keep babies safe in the bathtub, several products on the market could actually increase the risk of drowning. Most recently, Lexibook issued a recall for 7,000 baby bath seats and chairs.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the bath seats/chairs fail to meet the federal safety standard, including requirements for stability. As a result, the bath seats can tip over while a baby is in it, posing a drowning hazard to babies. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

For concerned parents, the child product recall includes all Lexibook Baby Bath Seats and Chairs. The plastic baby bath seats/chairs are intended for children six months and up. They have a plastic base with suction cups on the bottom, a back/arm support and a toy tray. “Lexibook” is stamped on the back/arm support. “Made in China” and “2014 Lexibook Limited IT028/IT029 SN: 1407/VA09” are stamped on the bottom of the base. They were sold in a variety of colors.

The defective bath seats were sold online at Amazon.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Wayfair.com and Youngexplorers.com from January 2013 through August 2016. They cost between $30 and $60.

Given the risk of drowning, the CPSC advises that parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the recalled baby bath seats. Consumers can then contact the online retailer where the product was purchased for return instructions and to receive a full refund, or a refund in the form of a store credit or gift card, depending on the online retailer.

If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to a recalled or otherwise defective bath seat, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.