When a company designs a children’s product with good intentions, such as an increase in safety for the child, it might seem ironic if that product is recalled due to a lack of safety. For example, the children’s product manufacturer Dream on Me recalled approximately 50,000 bath seats, intended for positioning a baby upright during bath time so the baby would be safer, due to a drowning hazard last year. This year, another children’s product manufacturer is recalling the same kind of product. SCS is recalling about 7,500 bath seats that can tip over and pose a drowning hazard for small children.
According to the CPSC, the bath seats “fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirement for stability.” The “Aquababy” bath seats are either pink or blue and are intended for babies five months to ten months old. The front seat rail has three spinning toys, and the bath seat has an oval-shaped arm rail around the entire seat. Four suction cups are intended to connect the bottom of the seat to the bathtub. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported to the CPSC or SCS.
The bath seats were sold solely on Amazon.com from June 2012 through January 2013 for about $35. Consumers who may have purchased the product are instructed to immediately stop using the product and contact SCS for information about returning the recalled bath seats. SCS is providing customers who purchased the bath seats a $35 refund, according to Consumer Affairs.
Consumers can contact SCS Direct at 888-749-1387 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. SCS Direct can also be found online at www.scsdirectinc.com, and customers can click on “Recall Notices” for more information.