Saturday, August 25, 2012
Bumbo Recall Update
I'm sure you have heard that over 4 million Bumbo seats have been recalled recently. I used one with Mason and I have already placed Amanda in it. At first, I wasn't that concerned. Mason happily sat in his many nights while I made dinner or looking out the door waiting for his Daddy to come home. Well, since having Amanda, who is my wiggle worm, I fully understand the recall.
The risk is that if the seat is placed on a table, counter top, 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.
A repair kit is being offered by the company, free of cost to the consumer. Bumbo International Trust has a free fix that consists of a safety belt to keep kids in place. Bumbo's repair kit also includes a warning sticker to remind parents and caregivers not to use the seat on raised surfaces, such as tabletops.