Recall: Safety 1st Tubside Bath Seats
On 2005-07-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Safety 1st Tubside Bath Seats due to a potential drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2003 for about $20.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this bath seat recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Bathtubs & Tub Seats category in 2005.
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What is the problem?
The bath seats are not intended and should not be used with certain non-traditional or sunken bathtubs. In these types of tubs, the bath seat can break, tip over and a child can fall into the water.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
These Safety 1st tubside Bath Seats have model number 44301 engraved on the bottom of the base. Safety 1st is printed on the front of the units. They are white and blue, have a swivel seat and an elbow cushion on the attachment arm. These seats are intended for use with children from 5 months to 10 months of age.
Information on where these items sold new+: Discount department and other mass merchants sold these bath seats from December 2003 through August 2004 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers are urged to ensure that these bath seats are used in accordance with the instructions.
For more information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (888)698-6681 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.safety1st.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Dorel Juvenile Group has received nine reports of breakage due to use of Tubside Bath Seats in non-traditional or sunken bathtubs. An additional 67 reports of breakage due to handling, assembly and unknown reasons also were received. There was one report of a child bumping his forehead when a bath seat tipped over in a non-traditional tub, resulting in a bruise.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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