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Popular Baby Bath Seat & Bed Rails Recalled: What You Need to Know

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on December 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM

baby bath seatAttention Moms and Dads, there's a recall you need to know about. Actually, two. Both from the company Dream On Me. The first is their baby bath seat, the second their bed rail. The bath seat was recalled after it was reported that a 12-month-old baby girl nearly drowned; the bed rail was recalled after the company learned that the rail can separate from the bed, causing a child to become trapped. Here's everything you need to know.

Dream on Me Baby Bath Seat:

Hazard: The bath seats don't meet federal safety standards, including stability requirements. The bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.

Incidents/Injuries: So far, there have been five reports involving the bath seats, including the report of the near-drowning. (The baby did not require medical treatment.)

Description: The recall includes all Dream On Me bath seats. Some of the seats have a Dream On Me label under or on the back of the 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:

215B; 251O; 251P; 251Y

Green with orange tray; orange with beige tray; green with yellow tray

Ultra 2 in 1 Infant Bath Tub and Toddler Bath Seat:

252B; 252P

Solid pink; blue or white body and a blue or pink bottom

Niagra Baby Bath Seat:

253B; 253G; 253P; 253Y

White or blue body with a green, pink, or orange insert

Sold At: Small retail stores and online retailers including and from July 2012 through September 2012.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bath seats immediately and contact Dream On Me to receive a free replacement bath tub.

Consumer Contact: Dream On Me toll-free at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recalls for more information.

Dream On Me Bed Rail:

Hazard: The bed rail can separate from the mattress allowing a child's body to become trapped. (This also poses suffocation and strangulation hazards to children.)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported so far.

Description: This recall involves all Dream On Me Bed Rails. They have a white metal frame covered by blue or pink mesh fabric and metal arms that extend about 11/2 feet under the mattress. The bed rails measure 17 inches high x 41 inches long. "Dream On Me" is written on the top rail.

Sold At: Small independent stores and online. Again, and from September 2011 through May 2012.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bed rails immediately and contact Dream On Me for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Dream On Me toll-free at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recalls for more information.

Do you have either of these products?


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  • JS0512


    December 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    The bath seat is being recalled for the same reason the Bumbo seats were:  because the adult using the product isn't paying attention.  I can see how it could cause drowning...if the adult isn't paying attention.  Newsflash: don't leave your baby unattended in the tub.  I owned the exact seat pictured when my little one was a baby and never had a problem because I never left the side of the tub.

  • Cara...
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    Cara Vallely

    December 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Whats wrong with the newborn bath ramp? I used that until my daughter could sit up and now that she can i just pour water over her to get her clean but most importantly I stay in the effin washroom! If parents find it boring just sitting there staring at their kids bathe they can always clean up the washroom while the child bathes, moms can use the time to tweeze their eyebrows... There is no reason to just strap your kid in a chair and leave the room water or not!

  • Gail...
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    Gail Finnell

    December 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM


  • Dawn...
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    Dawn Proscia

    December 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    who ever reported the seats to be unsafe should be the parents that are reported for safety issues. How about a recall on stupid parents...please? Some people should not breed at all and are not safe to parent a child or a live animal for that matter. Insane; companies and employees losing money due to the lack of common sense...I could go on; but what's the point? Parents that leave babies in bathtub alone make me really frustrated.


  • BLUME...


    December 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Next we'll hear bathtubs being recalled because a baby slips or something. Keep an eye on your kid. My dd is 9 months and I have NEVER had a problem with her nearly drowning and we don't use bath seats or nonslip mats. She slips and falls some times, but I am right there to catch her. I sit next to the tub and read her a book while she plays, keeping only an inch to an inch and a half of water in the tub.

  • Britn...
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    Britney Thompson

    December 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    Omg I have this seat, I got it a couple months ago, but when I used it I noticed the suctions underneath were not good and not strong enough to keep the seat conected to the floor of the tub. My daughter is fairly small for her age (9 months when i firs got the seat) so her light weight allowed the seat the start floating again caused by the weak suction. I only used it twice, too scary!! I 100% agree you can never leave a child unatended anywhere not to mention the bathtub, so many bad things can happen, but in the stupid parents defence, this seat does have some major issues!!
  • Anna...
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    Anna Marie Villalobos

    December 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM
    omg why the fuck do moms not watch the babys i never leave my kids in the tub alone ether my mom is with my girls or me. WHO EVER REPORTED THE TUB SEATS SHOULD HAVE CPS CALLED ON THEM. DONT BREED IF U CANT WATCH UR KIDS OR HAVE HELP DOIN IT,
  • Jessi...
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    Jessie Gray

    December 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    This is the same reason the Safety 1st. and Century bath seats were recalled in the early 90's. Parents assume that once their child is in the bath seat, they are safe. Plus, most of the time, the suction is not strong enough to withstand a baby moving about in the seat. This is why so many babies drowned in these types of seats: parents would turn their back for a second, the baby would move and the suction from the suction cups would release and cause the seat to tip over into the bathwater. I honestly don't think they should be on the market at all, because their give parents a false sense of security.
  • Andrea
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:28 AM
    I just want to say thank you to the parents out there that think the baby bath seats are a babysitter.. YOU SHOULD NOT BE A PARENT!!! I want to also say thank you for making it hard for a person that is a good parent finding a product that makes life so much easier when giving your baby a bath.. I myself, my brother, my son , my daughter have all sat in baby bath seats growing up we are all alive most likely because my parents were not STUPID and watched us in the seat when we were little. You cannot leave a baby unattended in a bathroom period.... I would much rather my baby be in a bath seat then holding a wiggling baby in a slippery bath. even if somehow the suction cups come undone you are supposed to be right there and by the way with the seat I had for my kids I always had a hard time getting them undone once the bath was over thank you.... Now im trying to find a new seat and cannot since they have all been recalled. I guess I will be finding someone on ebay to sell me one as a private seller. People these days think they can sue everyone thats what is wrong with america now.... pretty pathetic.. Standing ovation to you lovely parents that cant seem to figure out how to watch a baby
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