BumboTM International Encourages Consumers to Order Updated Warning Labels and Instructions
In Partnership With Consumer Product Safety Commission, Company Strengthens Warnings Against Use of Bumbo Baby Seat on Elevated Surfaces
HOUSTON, October 25, 2007 - Bumbo International today announced it is voluntarily removing the popular Bumbo Baby Sitter from store shelves temporarily to update warnings and instructions. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bumbo International is also making available new warning label stickers and instructions free of charge.
Anyone wishing to order new warning label stickers and instructions for their Bumbo Baby Seat should visit www.bumbosafety.com or call toll-free (877) WE-BUMBO (877-932-8626).
Concerns about improper use of the Bumbo Baby Seat surfaced following several reports of injuries. In response, Bumbo International is strengthening the warning to emphasize the dangers of using the Bumbo Baby Seat on any elevated surface. The new, updated warning will read:
"WARNING - Prevent Falls;
Never use on any elevated surface.
Never use on a raised surface.
Never use as a car seat or bath seat.
Designed for floor level use only.
Never leave your baby unattended
as the seat is not designed to be
totally restrictive and may not
prevent release of your baby in the
event of vigorous movement."
"We care for the families who use our products and take this matter very seriously," said Mark Buchanan of Bumbo International. "Even one injury is unacceptable, so we are asking retailers to immediately remove all Bumbo Seats from store shelves and place them in inventory temporarily so the warnings and instructions can be updated. We encourage parents to only use the Bumbo Baby Seat on flat ground-level surfaces."
More than two million Bumbo Seats have been sold worldwide -- about one million in the U.S. -- since the product was introduced in 2002. When used properly, the Bumbo Seat is safe, enabling babies to sit up and interact with their surroundings in ways they never could before.
Anyone with questions about Bumbo Seats should visit www.bumbosafety.com or call toll-free, (877) WE-BUMBO (877-932-8626).
For the latest news and information about the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, including downloads, background and fact sheets, visit www.bumbosafety.com/media.
About Bumbo International
Bumbo International, based in South Africa, designed and manufactures the Bumbo Baby Sitter, a new concept in infant chairs that enables babies to sit upright as soon as they have head control. Perfect for babies as young as three months and up to approximately 22 pounds, the Bumbo Seat has won numerous design awards. For more information, visit www.bumbobabyseat.com.