Bath Mats Are Recalled Due to Hazards

The “Dream On Me Bath Seats” made by Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J. have been recalled due to the fact that the 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. Consumers will be given a replacement mat for the approximately 50,000 units that are being recalled.

The United State Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) 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. Consumers should stop using the recalled bath seats immediately and contact Dream On Me to receive a free replacement bath tub. The units in question 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.

The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.