You know how Bumbo baby seats totally look like untippable foam suction cups-for-babies? Yeah well, not so much.
The CPSC has issued a recall for the 1 million+ Bumbo Baby Seats sold in the US since August 2003 after receiving "28 reports of young children falling out of the seats, including three who suffered skull fractures because the seats had been placed atop tables."
The safety fix entails "obtain new warning label stickers and instructions." [Hey, at least there IS a safety fix ready this time!]
The new warning label states, “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” It is meant to go on the back of the Bumbo next to the original warning, which states:
“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.”I guess in South Africa, a "raised surface" is elevated, like a table, while in the US, it's bumpy, like a barnwood door.
That, or this is the most pointless recall remedy in history. They might as well tell people to get a Sharpie and write " RAISED MEANS ELEVATED" on the back.
Because if they accidentally put the sticker on top of the old warning, people might suddenly start using the Bumbo as a car seat or bath seat.
Or you can just get a Sharpie and write "USE ON FLOOR ONLY" on the back.
Meanwhile, if you want a quick cute-fix, just look at the flickr photos tagged "bumbo." Seriously, even the suddenly-dangerous-looking ones are adorable.
Baby Seats recalled due to head injuries [ap/yahoo via dt reader sara]
Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats - New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers [cpsc.gov]