NEK Moms Watch: Bumbo Baby Seat Recall
If you have a Bumbo® Baby Seat or know someone who does, read on.
Bumbo International Trust, manufacturer of Bumbo Baby Seats has announced a voluntary recall to the Bumbo Baby seat. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), consumers should stop using the product immediately, as “Babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.” CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of many injuries resulting from use, including reports of skull fractures, bumps and bruises. CPSC states:
“Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free repair kit, which includes: a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. The belt should always be used when a child is placed in the seat. Even with the belt, the seat should never be used on any raised surface. Consumers should also immediately stop using Bumbo seat covers that interfere with the installation and use of the belt. A video demonstrating proper installation of the restraint belt and proper use of the Bumbo seat are available at www.BumboUSA.com“
For more information about the recall or to get a free repair kit, call (866) 898-4999 or go to Bumbo International’s site.
It is unfortunate that the stupidity, lack of common sense, and generally poor parenting skills of the guardians involved in these incidences have led to this massive recall, of what I believe is a quality product when used correctly. The real way to fix the issue is to educate the parents on of what is right or wrong to do with an infant and to never leave them unsupervised when using any product. Thank-you. 🙂