In an increasingly global economy, more and more products are being imported to the U.S. from foreign markets. Children's toys are no exception to this rule. In fact, the U.S. imports more than 30,000 tons of foreign-made toys each year, accounting for 95 percent of all toys sold here. According to a report by the American Association of Justice, this flood of imported toys has coincided with a marked increase in the number of child injuries and deaths every year. Unfortunately, they say, the Consumer Product Safety Commission may be ill equipped to handle this influx of dangerous toys.
Many parents use the popular Bumbo seat to help their babies sit up by themselves. The single piece of molded foam wraps around the baby's back, and the seat includes leg holes. While babies can sit in the seats without support, they are able to move. If the seats are placed on raised surfaces such as a tables or countertops, infants placed in the seats could fall out, posing a risk of injuries.