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Recalls This Week: Baby Seats, Machetes, Mats

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Consumer product recalls this week include millions of baby seats that are in need of repair after they proved to be too easy to escape. A line of heated pet mats also was recalled because of a shock hazard.

Here's a more detailed look at this week's products:

BABY SEATS

DETAILS: Free repair kits needed for Bumbo Baby Seats constructed of a single piece of molded foam with leg holes and a seat back that wraps completely around the child. The word "Bumbo"with an image of an elephant on top is on the front of the seat in raised lettering. The bottom of the seat has the following words: "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030." The back of the seat has several warnings and seats manufactured since 2008 have an additional label on the front of the seat warning against use on raised surfaces. They were sold nationwide from August 2003 through August 2012.

WHY: Babies can wiggle out or fall out of the floor seats.

INCIDENTS: 50 incidents after an October 2007 recall in which babies fell while the seat was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. There were an additional 34 post-recall reports of infants who fell out or maneuvered out of a seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury. Two of these incidents involved reports of skull fractures, while others reported bumps, bruises and other minor injuries.

HOW MANY: About 4 million in the U.S. In October of 2007, 1 million seats were recalled to provide additional warnings.

FOR MORE: Order the free repair kit by calling 866-898-4999 or visiting www.recall.BumboUSA.com

SNAP BRACELETS

DETAILS: Animal Snap Bracelets imported by Toysmith of Sumner, Wash. And sold from Sept. 2011 to Feb. 2012. The bracelets come in assorted metallic fabrics with animal figures including a seahorse, frog, snake, starfish, crab, lizard, dolphin and fish. The manufacturing date codes, Toysmith name and address are printed on a sewn-in label found on the inside of the bracelet. A round paper tag is attached to the product with the product name, Toysmith information, SKU number and bar code.

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