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Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bumbo Seats. Recall.
There are two well known seats on the market, both claiming to help babies learn to sit faster (or at least allowing them to enjoy sitting before they are able to hold themselves up). The Bumbo and BebePod have been a favorite among parents.
A little while back, Bumbo did a voluntary recall. In today's world, the term "recall" sparks panic in the minds of parents. Lead in the paint. Chemical Burns. Toxins. Unsafe. But, with Bumbo, that wasn't the case at all. The recall was actually to replace the sticker on the back of the seat. The sticker contained a warning - to parents, that they should not put their child in a Bumbo seat (or any other seat) on a counter-top or other high surface alone. Common sense, right? - Apparently not so much. So, basically...some kids fall and Bumbo decides to do a voluntary recall.
What does it mean for you?: Bumbo printed up some new stickers. The stickers are bigger and bolder. The actual bumbo seats? Nothing has changed - they were never UNSAFE. So, you can continue to use your old Bumbo Seats. In fact, Bumbo sent the new stickers out to retailers with the instructions to add the new stickers.