Baby bath seats get safety standards

May 19, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The first-ever mandatory safety standards for baby bath seats include tougher stability requirements, tighter leg openings, and a more prominent label warning parents to never leave a baby alone in the water.

Various baby bath seats are blamed for 174 drowning since 1983 and 300 non-fatal incidents.

Safety First, the largest maker of baby bath seats, currently does not have a model that would meet the new standards.

They go into effect in 6 months.

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