Baby Bath seat presents a hazard

29 10 2006

I found this article and had to post it. I just bought one of these seats for my daughter and I think they CAN be safe if you do not leave your child unattended. The link to the full article can be found at the end of the paragraphs….

Bath Seat Hazard

Baby bath seats, almost all of which stick to a bathtub with suction cups, have been blamed for about 120 drownings and at least 160 injuries since 1983.

In July 2000, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, and other consumer organizations petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban the seats. So far, the only reform in store is a revision of a voluntary industry safety standard that’s due to take effect on Feb. 1, 2005. Seats using suction cups are unlikely to adhere to the nonskid surface in new tubs and thus may tip with less force than the revised standard allows.

You can read the full article at Consumer Reports



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