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Bumbo Seat Recall
Buy Bumbo Seat
The Bumbo Baby Sitter is imaginatively designed to let a baby between 3 to 14 months of age to sit upright without any external support. The Bumbo seat does provide the baby all comfort to sit cozily. The Bumbo Baby Sitter is an ideal choice for those parents who wish to buy something unique and strikingly different from known boosters like Fisher Price Saver or Edushape Hi Seat.
The infant seat is manufactured out of low density foam and to rigid quality standards to provide maximum safety. This specially selected raw material makes the seat soft for the baby, weighs light and is portable. While providing a washable and durable outer cover, care is taken to ensure that the seat is secure, non-toxic and perfectly clean.
The Bumbo is designed in a compact manner and has no inconvenient straps or other fastening attachments to hold the baby firmly in place. Please bear in mind that the Bumbo Sitter should be used on flat and even surfaces - at least till the baby develops stability of head.
Baby On A Bumbo Video
Is Bumbo Baby Sitter safe?
During late 2007, there were reports of accidents due to negligent use of Bumbo Baby Sitter seats that necessitated the withdrawal the product and the company decided to issue some precautionary warnings and fresh user instructions. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission along with the manufacturer Bumbo International, South
Africa announced in Washington that consumers must immediately desist from using recalled products till further orders.
The announcement ordered recalling of nearly one million Bumbo Baby Sitters manufactured by Bumbo International located in South Africa and sold in retail by Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys r Us, USA Babies and many other toy stores situated all over the country from August 2003 to October 2007. The warning pertained to the faulty designing of the seat as when positioned on a table, countertop, chair or any other raised surface, the seat becomes unsafe - more so, when children stretch their backs, they can slip out of the seat and fall on the floor sustaining severe skull injuries.
In fact, many complaints have been received by CPSC regarding the lack of safety of Bumbo Baby Sitter seat and injuries sustained by kids. There have been reports of at least three skull fractures suffered by children when they were displaced from chairs placed on tables.
Physical features of Bumbo seat
The bottom of Bumbo Baby Sitter seat flat and round with 15 inches diameter. It is built with a solitary piece of molded foam of varying colors like purple, blue, yellow, aqua ink and a sort of lime green. The seat is provided with leg holes and seat back that firmly holds the child in position. Though not quite relevant, it may still be mentioned that there is embossed in the front of the seat the word ‘Bumbo’ and a picture of an elephant on top.
Precaution to take while using Bumbo seat
Some over-active and agile babies may attempt to climb out of the Bumbo and as such constant vigil is necessary. Buyers must refrain from using the infant seat on raised surfaces such as table, countertop and other similar elevations. Customers may also avail of the free warning stickers issued by the suppliers. The warning label states never to use any elevated surfaces but opt only for ground levels. This apart, the label warns that no child sitting in the Bumbo Baby Sitter should be left alone without an attendant.