Don’t Throw Out Your Bumbo! (Dumbo recall!)

In case you haven’t heard, the Bumbo seat is being recalled (voluntarily)….for the second time.

The problem? Once again, a whole bunch of people were sticking their tiny babies in the brightly colored foam infant seat and leaving them on raised surfaces.

Note to people of the world: If you leave your tiny baby on a raised surface, there is a very good change that he or she might fall off and get hurt. Even, as in the case of the over 30 injured infants, end up with really unpleasant skull fractures. This is not rocket science, merely common sense.

Owners of Bumbo seats can contact the company to get a ‘repair kit’ which include a safety belt (that can be attached without additional tools) and an updated warning sticker which clearly states that you should not leave your baby unattended on a raised surface. To order go to or call (866) 898-4999 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT on Friday.

Oh, and just so you know, there is another company (which shall remain nameless, because I generally think that they are above reproach) which has sent out emails suggestion that the press steer consumers to trade in Bumbo seats for this nameless company’s own, supposedly safer, version of the seat.  Not cool, folks.

To sum up this recall, either order the free Bumbo repair kit or don’t, but under no circumstances should you put the seat on a raised surface and expect your baby to fend for him or herself up there.

Baby humans are not only unable to walk, they are also unable to fly.



6 thoughts on “Don’t Throw Out Your Bumbo! (Dumbo recall!)

  1. I agree that parents can be very stupid and the recall is due to their own stupidity. I don’t think that adding a safety belt is a bad idea though because I know how easy they wiggle out of the seat and being able to strap them in is a great option to have!

    • I don’t disagree that a safety belt is a nice idea, though I’m not sure it’s necessary. By the time my kids were old enough to wiggle out of the Bumbo, they were basically too old to be using it anymore. Also, if you plop your unattended baby on a table in it, the whole thing can still tip over and fall off the table.

  2. Oh I completely agree. It’s a shame that a company’s name can be so tarnished for something that isn’t their fault.

    • There should be a clause somewhere that says that products can’t be recalled if whatever problems arise are 100% the consumer’s fault. sheesh!

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