I’ve been getting some questions about the Bumbo Chair (when I blogged about it in an earlier article on Top Toddler Toys: Best and Worst Equipment For Your Baby (part 2 of Best and Worst Equipment For Your Baby over here). These questions have prompted further research onto the details of the Bumbo Chair and whether it’s safe or not.
Over two years ago, there was an investigation by ABC 7 On Your Side on the Bumbo Baby Sitter. In the past, there have been issues with babies toppling over on the Bumbo and falling and hurting themselves, especially from high places. A news release by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in the same year announced a recall on the Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats; however, these recalls were for a new safety stickers and not for a retrofit or new chair. Although post-recall, there have been noticeably fewer complaints or issues mentioned on the Internet, I’ve noticed that there have still been reports on Bumbo chair incidents in 2008 from ConsumerAffairs.com. Some reports state that your child will be safe as long as the chair is placed on the floor and not on an elevation, but there are still some incidents (in the previous link) which mention injuries from babies falling off the chair while on the floor. If your child will be using the Bumbo Chair, please be sure to monitor him or her.
If you have any questions on the Bumbo Chair or would like further information on the product, you can view the contact section of the Bumbo website here.