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Old Sep 11th, 2009, 01:38 AM   1
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BUMBO Baby Seat / Usage warning, voluntary recall US

A friend of mine suggested for me to definately buy the BUMBO baby sitter seat, but I found a warning / voluntary recall on the internet so I thought I'd share. The seat generaly is fine but MUST NOT be used on flat elevated surfaces as per announcement warning below

Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats - New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Bumbo International, of South Africa

Hazard: 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 onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 28 reports of young children falling out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three skull fractures, which occurred when children fell out of chairs that had been placed on tables.

Description: The bottom of the children’s seat is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat has leg holes and seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” The back of the seat contains the following “WARNING” – “Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.”

Sold by: Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, USA Babies and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: South Africa

Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.

Consumer Contact: Contact Bumbo International at (877) 932-8626 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 15:58 PM   2
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surelt its common sense to NOT put a semi mobile youngster on an elevated surface - whether in a seat or not.

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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 16:17 PM   3
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^^Thats what I thought, it's common sense!

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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 16:07 PM   4
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Originally Posted by Abz1982 View Post
surelt its common sense to NOT put a semi mobile youngster on an elevated surface - whether in a seat or not.
common sense is a rare thing now tho but i thought the same thing

Old Sep 16th, 2009, 16:21 PM   5
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It does say this on the Bumbo packaging I'm pretty sure, Bumbo has been a god send for me

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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:03 AM   6
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Yeah it does say on the box/instructions not to put them on a raised surface. Common Sense!

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