If you’re anywhere on social media this morning, you’ve seen that 4 million Bumbo Seats have been recalled because, according the the CPSC, “Babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.”
Am I the only one looking at this and saying a big huge DUH??
I mean, if a child is placed in a bumbo placed on the floor and scoots out of it, isn’t that USER ERROR? And by user, I mean the caregiver, not the baby.
Come on, the Bumbo is not marketed as a molded plastic babysitter! Kids can (and often do) climb out of EVERYTHING. I think ANY baby device could potentially be unsafe, if used incorrectly or without supervision. We’re talking babies here, right?
This is what consumers are supposed to do:
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.recall.BumboUSA.com
So yeah, we should be using a belt, maybe, but 75% off what you’ll get if you send your information in is a printed warning. On a seat that already carries a warning.
Here’s a warning:
Don’t put your baby’s bumbo on a raised surface. Don’t leave your baby alone in the bumbo. Watch your kid.
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