Thursday, October 25, 2007

JUST IN: Bumbo Seats Recalled

No sooner do I review the Bumbo seat then it gets recalled! Here are the details on the recall:
"About a million Bumbo Baby Sitter seats are being recalled because of the risk of serious head injury.
The baby seats aren't car seats. The bottom of the seat is round and flat. It's made of a single piece of molded foam with a foam divider for the kids' legs. On the front of the seat is the word 'Bumbo' with the image of an elephant. The seats come in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green.
'If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall on the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries,' states the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC has gotten reports of 28 kids who fell out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three children who fractured their skulls. Those children's baby seats had been placed on tables.
The CPSC advises consumers only to use the baby seat at ground level and to never leave a child unattended.
Consumers can call Bumbo International at (877) 932-8626 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to get new warning stickers and instructions.
The new warning states: 'WARNING: Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.'
More information and a picture of the recalled baby seat are available on the CPSC web site."
source: WebMD
I first understood the news as saying they wanted the seats back. But it's really just that you need a new sticker, a sticker that should be common sense. Don't place your child in the Bumbo on a raised surface. You never know what a child can/will do in one, so why take the chance. It's unfortunate that any child got hurt using one, and I appreciate all safety measures.

No Such Thing As Too Safe,


Anonymous said...

Common sense is right! I remember reading that warning from bumbo on the packaging back when I gave it to my sil as a gift last year. jeeze! I guess it wasn't a big enough warning

Erinclot said...

I was thinking the same thing while watching the news- it's horrible that infants have been injured, but parents really need to step up and use common sense. BTW- LOVE your blog!

Bronwyn said...

To anonymous and erinclot, I totally agree. And thanks for the love! Do come back and feel free to comment away. I LOVE reading what you guys think.