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Free Bumbo Repair Kit - Including Restraint Belt from Tomy

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Bumbo is recalling nearly 4.5m Bumbo Baby Seats in the US and Canada due to over 80 reports of babies falling out of the seats and hurting themselves. 21 of these incidents resulted in the babies fracturing their skulls.

As part of the recall Bumbo will supply a free restraint strap that can be fitted to the chair. Whilst no official recall has been launched in the UK, Bumbo say they will supply the restraint to owners of the Bumbo Baby Seats that contact them.

When filling out the form you will need product dates and codes on the bumbo. There is a photograph on the linked page showing where to find them on your bumbo.

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    lumoruk
    I bet 10 times that number haven't reported their falls due to the embarrassment of letting their child injure themselves :(
    trickytree
    I find it shocking Bumbo have given in to this but they have no proof I guess.
    We had a Bumbo but you don't go putting it on anything other than the floor.
    Also you don't leave your little one unattended as if they are small enough to be using a Bumbo then they are small enough to not know what they are doing so if they push themselves out you should be there to stop it.

    We used it as a helpful device to sit him up to feed him etc.
    It's not a throw the kid in here for an hour device while I vacumn around the whole house or something.
    misskittykat
    Well exactly, more likely the parents faults than tomy I believe. But that's why to my knowledge they've renamed them "bumbo floor seats" and giving out new safety instructions for appropriate useage in this pack.
    lumoruk
    So they aren't designed to be put into a chair but they are issuing chair restraints anyway?

    Edited By: lumoruk on Aug 23, 2012 09:49
    Dehumanization
    lumoruk
    So they aren't designed to be put into a chair but they are issuing chair restraints anyway?


    No, the restraint is for the bumbo to be used whilst it's on the floor, like it's supposed to be.


    I e-mailed them about how to get one of these last week when there was an article about it. It arrived yesterday, easy to fit etc but once it's in it's in. Taking it out will leave you with holes/tears in the seat.

    Edited By: Dehumanization on Aug 23, 2012 09:55
    sn1ds
    Worth remembering that every single one of those accidents were because the parent had put their child in the seat on a high surface like a table or kitchen counter and then left unsupervised.

    Otherwise sitting a child in a bumbo on the floor like they're supposed to be used is exactly as safe as just sitting the child on the floor normally.

    They must be issuing these straps because they know some complete and total idiot will put their child in one on a kitchen counter anyway and will try and blame the company for it when they wriggle out and flop onto the kitchen floor.

    In which case the company should just forward the complaint straight to social services.
    t3rm3y
    i had a bumbo for my son, is a great little device - i used my own common sense to not place the bumbo on a table / work surface / propr chair / etc etc, it was on the floor and supports the child while he was learning to sit up (holding his head up himself) - maybe people need to think a little more before placing these high up where injuries can occur - they dont have a suction mechanism to stick to surface... i have seen people do it. i just shake my head at their stupidity and move on - sometime people have to learn from their mistakes for sense to set in.

    edit: retract all i said - my wife just rang to say our child fell out of the trolly whilst she was pushing it... i immediately thought of my comments here and think i am geting some karma / s0ds law come back


    Edited By: t3rm3y on Aug 23, 2012 14:12: more terrible news updates
    OperateOnMe
    this is potty
    Calldean
    I feel like voting this cold just because the amount of righteousness in this thread is making me want to vomit.
    jellybeans12
    What is the point of this device? When babies are actually able to sit up is surely when they should be put (and more appropriately will put themselves) into the sitting position and not before.

    Babies haven't changed so I am lost by much of the rubbish sold as equipment/gadegetry necessary for caring for them. Case in point-baby monitors! Have babies stopped crying loudly or have our houses got so big that we need an intercom to tell us they're bawling.

    Moan over. Usual programming will now be resumed!:p
    Dehumanization
    jellybeans12
    What is the point of this device? When babies are actually able to sit up is surely when they should be put (and more appropriately will put themselves) into the sitting position and not before.

    Babies haven't changed so I am lost by much of the rubbish sold as equipment/gadegetry necessary for caring for them. Case in point-baby monitors! Have babies stopped crying loudly or have our houses got so big that we need an intercom to tell us they're bawling.

    Moan over. Usual programming will now be resumed!:p


    We used it for brief periods when our quick adjust seat was getting was getting washed and our son could sit up but didn't quite have enough balance. Was the easiest way to feed him.

    Baby monitors, well we've got an Angelcare one which I think I would have been too paranoid to sleep if we didn't have but when he's asleep in the cot it's in the back room, our front room is facing a main road, and we wouldn't hear him crying unless he was full on screaming.
    trs020382
    jellybeans12
    What is the point of this device? When babies are actually able to sit up is surely when they should be put (and more appropriately will put themselves) into the sitting position and not before.

    Babies haven't changed so I am lost by much of the rubbish sold as equipment/gadegetry necessary for caring for them. Case in point-baby monitors! Have babies stopped crying loudly or have our houses got so big that we need an intercom to tell us they're bawling.

    Moan over. Usual programming will now be resumed!:p


    mostly because babies don't one day just wake up and magically sit up, this bumbo allows your child to learn to sit up straight, yeah agree that you could use free cushions from around the house to support baby when sitting up but most of the time baby will fall over! this allows baby to sit up supported for a period of time to allow feeding, story time or general playing. i know once my baby started to try and sit up all he wanted to do was sit.. so we bought him a bumbo allowing him to do this and not fall over as if we supported him with pillows all the time he would slump or fall!!
    mocmocamoc
    Fail to see the point, I just followed the instructions not to balance my child on the top of a pole on this
    NeilGrainger
    cheeky kitten
    we have one, good for keepin baby sitting up when a bit smaller rather than having to be laying down all the time. with the tray you can stick toys on and great to use for as a feeding tray too when they get a bit older. :3

    Edited By: cheeky kitten on Aug 26, 2012 22:12
    natsbee
    These restraints are of limited use, when my boy toppled out of his (on the floor) the bumbo would be stuck to his bottom.
    He had quite chubby legs but so do alot of babies. A restraint belt will not stop a baby falling out a bumbo.
    sberry1988
    I had a bumbo for my son and not once did he fall out of it. As long as the bumbo is on the floor a child is fine sitting in one. As long as you supervise your child at all times whilst in the bumbo i don't see how they can fall out of it!!
    potnoodle
    natsbee
    These restraints are of limited use, when my boy toppled out of his (on the floor) the bumbo would be stuck to his bottom.
    He had quite chubby legs but so do alot of babies. A restraint belt will not stop a baby falling out a bumbo.


    thats what I was thinking when I read the op...these belts are useless really..it will just keep the bumbo stuck to its butt...they will still fall over so no different really.....its best just to use cushions cus at least they will fall onto something soft then
    PlayPennies
    Thanks for this great deal! It has been featured over on the HUKD blog PLAYPENNIES

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    barber1984
    My baby hasn't been neglected and gets all the necessary supervision and attention whilst sat in her bumbo but i would like the straps as i can see how she could pop herself out of it. High chairs and prams etc. have always come with these safety straps as standard. It doesn't take for a parent to walk away for an hour whilst hoovering, washing pots or GOING TO THE PUB for a baby to pop themselves out of something like this. It takes a moment for a baby to have a tantrum or arch their back in reaction to anything (laughing at mummy or daddy's silly face for example) as is perfectly normal for any baby and they could come out. The self righteous people who see this forum as an opportunity to lecture others on parental responsibility need to realize that other parents are on here because they DO care and ARE NOT neglectful. I can only presume that these people are only on here for the same reasons as I and the lectures are in no way productive. It is a great product.....we just want the lack of the straps on older models to be rectified.

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