Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats - New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers

Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats - New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Bumbo International, of South Africa

Hazard: If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 28 reports of young children falling out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three skull fractures, which occurred when children fell out of chairs that had been placed on tables.

Description: The bottom of the children’s seat is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat has leg holes and seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word “Bumbo” with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: “Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030.” The back of the seat contains the following “WARNING” – “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.”

Sold by: Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, USA Babies and various other toy and children’s stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: South Africa

Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: “WARNING – Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.” Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended.

Consumer Contact: Contact Bumbo International at (877) 932-8626 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Bumbo 'Baby Sitter' Seats


Friday, October 12, 2007

More Toy Recalls & Recalled Medications for Babies

Many more toys have been recalled for high lead levels. You can see them here .

As well,3 infant cough and cold medicines recalled in Canada. Check the CBC article and talk to your doctor about it next time you are there.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A great contest from Mom 4 Life

Our friends at Mom 4 Life are having a fabuolous, amazing and very cool whole month of contests -- and they are giving away over $1,425.00 worth of products in October!! Mom 4 Life is a great store, that I love to shop at!!

Here is some information from Heather at Mom 4 Life...

The contest is broken down into four different weekly giveaways and each week there is a different way to enter. In addition, for every 5 people that enter to win, we will donate $1 to our local Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho Click here to see all the fun stuff we are giving away.

We have been doing weekly giveaways for a while now on our blog and I broadcast the way I choose the winner (with my son’s help on a YouTube video, see here for examples so feel free to check them out as well.

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Event: baby magoo Open House

Our friends at baby magoo are having an Open House to celebrate their new Aurora studio and to debut some new designs! See belpw for more information and we hope to see you there!!!

Event/Activity Name: baby magoo Open House
Details: To celebrate the opening of baby magoo's new studio! Get a sneak peek at baby magoo's newest fall creations to be debuted at the Ottawa Signatures Show and the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this holiday season. 10% off all purchases with presentation of York Region Baby coupon,(please email us to recieve this coupon) further discounts in the special sales section. Amazing door prize of a full portraiture session + portraits from Jen Van der Vecht Photography valued at $400! Winner to be announced on the baby magoo website and YRBaby following the open house.
Date(s): Thursday, October 25th from 6-9pm
Date(s): Friday, October 26th from 10am-5pm
Where: 96 Centre Street, Aurora
Cost: No charge, please RSVP

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