Bumbo recalls millions of dangerous seats
Manufacturers are recalling 4.6 million seats following reports of skull fractures.
Article originally in Parent24
African makers of the popular Bumbo baby chair are recalling 4.6 million of the
seats worldwide following reports that over 50 babies have been injured after
falling out of them. The chair, which is designed to be placed on the floor
rather than elevated surfaces has been linked to accidents which have caused
skull fractures in children.
your Bumbo without the straps!
have bought Bumbos are being offered a specially-designed safety harness which
allows straps to be poked through the hard foam, securing the baby, and are
being instructed not to use the seat until the Bumbo has been fitted with a
harness, according to Bumbo International.
safety harness, consumer groups insist that the chair is still not safe, suggesting
that children may still be able to wriggle out of the straps and fall, and that
parents may be even more inclined to place the seat on elevated surfaces as
they may assume that the straps make the seat more secure according to the
African manufacturers were previously required to recall more than a million of
the seats in 2007 following safety concern, but simply added a warning to the
product rather than modifying it to prevent babies from falling out.
What, no SA
Africa, suppliers have been advised to remove stock from the shops until
further notice, according to a major retail supplier, but no official recall
has taken place in South Africa, as no injuries have been reported. Bumbo
International have not released an official statement to the South African
store where you purchased your Bumbo for further information.
Has your kid suffered any Bumbo related accidents?