The near drowning of a baby in a bath seat has prompted the importer, Dream on Me Inc., of South Plainfield, New Jersey, to recall the product, Dream on Me Bath Seats. About 5000 of the recalled Dream on Me bath seats were sold in the U.S.
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The baby bath seat recall includes all Dream On Me bath seats. Some of the seats have a Dream On Me label under or on the rear of the bath seats. Model numbers are also printed underneath the bath seats and on the product packaging and include the following product models and colors:
- Baby Bath Seat – Model Number(s) 251B, 251O, 251P, 251Y – Colors: Green with orange tray, orange with beige tray, or yellow with green tray
- Ultra 2 in 1 Infant Bath Tub and Toddler Bath Seat – Model Number(s) 252B, 252P – Colors: Solid pink, blue or white body and a blue or pink bottom
- Niagra Baby Bath Seat – Model Numbe(s) 253B, 253G, 253P, 253Y – Colors White or blue body with a green, pink or orange insert
According to the recall announcement, the baby bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.
The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission and Dream On Me have received five reports involving these bath seats, including a report of a near drowning involving a 12-month-old baby girl. The baby did not require medical treatment.
The recalled baby bath seats were sold at small retail stores and online retailers, including Amazon.com and Wayfair.com, from July 2012 through September 2012 for between $25 and $40.