Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bumbo Seats Recall

As a mummy, I am always checking which products are best for my kids. I check product and toy reviews online and ask fellow mums for any recommendations. When we were shopping for BG's nursery items, my husband and I saw the Bumbo. We didn't buy it straight away coz I wanted to check if it's Mum-approved and I found out it was OK. I'm a stay-at-home mum and products like Bumbo is a godsend coz I can still do things around the house while looking after the baby. So we went and bought the Bumbo seat and here is BG in it:
      Here is a full article about the product recall, from
The CPSC in conjuction with Bumbo International Trust of South Africa (Bumbo International) announced today a voluntary recall that affects nearly 4 million seats sold in the US between August 2003 and August 2012.
You may remember that a voluntary recall of Bumbo Seats was issued in 2007, when injuries were occurring as a result of seats being used on elevated surfaces. In response, warning stickers were placed on the front of Bumbo Seats warning parents that seats were intended to be used on the floor.

But despite the 2007 recall, injuries are still occurring. The CPSC report says:
CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the October 2007 voluntary recall in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. CPSC and Bumbo International are aware of an additional 34 post-recall reports of infants who fell out or maneuvered out of a Bumbo seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury. Two of these incidents involved reports of skull fractures, while others reported bumps, bruises and other minor injuries.
The solution? Bumbo International is issuing new warning labels and a repair kit to consumers that includes a harness to help secure babies in the seat.
screenshot 138 e1345059545718 4 million Bumbo seats recalled
What should you do if you have a Bumbo Seat?
“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".
If you are a US resident, and have determined that you have one of the affected seats, please stop using the seat immediately, and complete the Repair Kit order form by going to For residents of Canada, please visit, email or call 1-866-477-5144 toll-free. For residents outside the US and Canada, please email

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