Government Warns Parents Of Bumbo Seat

The hugely popular Bumbo baby seat is the focus of a warning from the government.

The risk is when people put babies in Bumbos on tables, countertops, chairs and other raised surfaces. There is a warning label on the Bumbo seats to not place them on raised surfaces.

Officials say they have reports of babies falling out and getting seriously injured. Babies as old as 10 months have been reported to fall out.

Over 3.8 million o the seats have been sold in the U.S.

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  • by Amanda Vega Location: Phoenix on Dec 15, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    Just a quick update - the chair has had a recall reminder as of late as the injuries due to the lack of straps has increased to well over 50 injuries to children. If you have a Bumbo chair and would like it replaced for free, Prince Lionheart who is a competitor to Bumbo, has a safer version of the chair (with straps to prevent wiggling out of the chair) is doing a campaign to replace up to 1,000 Bumbos with their bebePOD. If you want more info you can email us at Disclaimer: we are Prince Lionheart's PR agency for this promotion.
  • by not everyone is literate on Nov 24, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    the warning is written on the chair--i know, i had two of these seats. but not everyone can read them. and alot of people dont think twice about sticking carriers, bouncy seats, etc.. on a countertop--this is the same thing. my point is, who cares if people are so dumb they have to point this out? let it be pointed out and lower the risks for the innocent kids who dont control what happens to them when theyre so little!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    I hope they also tell parents to warn thier kids of sex before marraige, drugs, and not going to graduate school. There are some people who actually are dumb enough to do these things.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    What about the white house oval office seat with a "BIMBO" in it? lol lol lol it calls for a recall.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 09:52 AM in reply to pete
      Was that suppose to be funny?? ...Boooooo!!! ((throwing tomatoes))
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    See, here is the problem....parents/caregivers don't supervise their kids when they are in the seat! What a novel idea!! I've used mine on the kitchen table, on the counter, on the toilet in the bathroom, but I was RIGHT there to make sure my daughter didn't fall out.....I didn't put her in it and walk away!
  • by Gary on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    People can't think!!!! How is it that we are a super power? I'll never understand.
  • by Jen on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    babies get to a point where they want to sit up and look around, these are great for that. But everything in moderation...a few minutes on the floor spent in one of these under supervision is quite alright!
  • by Concerned Parent on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    Praents: Also, remember not to let your children play with knives or guns... don't let them do heroine... or crack... running into traffic is also dangerous
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to Concerned Parent
      Can't get any more smart alec than that comment. At least, they are issuing the warning for those who cannot make sound decisions about all these novelty devices aimed at making child-rearing easier. It ain't easy; never has been.
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        by WOW! on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:51 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        This is a pretty simple seating device - I would equate it to a small stool with sides and a back - would you ever put a kid on a stool on a table - common sense - if it needs to be pointed out - God Save Us
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          by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM in reply to WOW!
          I hear ya, but apparently it does need to be pointed out. I hope God does save us.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:24 AM
    We bought one of those (for way too much money) but used it only a few times. It was so tight and restrictive, our son hated it, and there was nothing natural about the way it "helped" him sit up. The wide base is deceiving. It seems like it wouldn't tip, but when you add an 8 month old fighting his way out of it, it's a different story.
  • by Keith on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    The instructions are on the box advising parents not to use on raised surfaces. Its those parents who wish to not listen to the warnings get their children hurt.
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