From Pine View Farm

It’s Not the Bumbos. It’s the Dumbos 8

Second Daughter requested one of these when First Grandson was born.

She says First Grandson seems to like it.

Bumbo Chair

And it says right on the box not to put it anywhere but the floor or the ground (emphasis below added):

Early Show consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of about a million Bumbo “Baby Sitter” Seats, made by Bumbo International, of South Africa.

The CPSC says, “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.”

I’m going to be the last person to argue that businesses are always virtuous.

They are not.

But in this case, it’s not the chairs that need to be recalled. It’s the parents.



  1. Bill

    October 25, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    But isn’t it the government’s job to protect us from ourselves?

  2. Frank

    October 25, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    (I’m tempted to ask for your position description, but I won’t)

  3. Opie

    October 25, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    I’m willing to bet there are languages that the warning is not printed in.

  4. Karen

    October 26, 2007 at 7:11 am

    Where do you think Stella’s Law came from? I’ll tell you. Stupid people.

  5. Bill

    October 26, 2007 at 10:47 am

    “Frank Says: (I’m tempted to ask for your position description, but I won’t)”

    Not my job…I don’t have to tell farmers not to eat chicken manure. They’re smart enough to know better.

  6. Phillybits

    October 26, 2007 at 4:26 pm


  7. The Plumber!

    October 27, 2007 at 11:45 am

    that’s like not standing up in a shoping cart! It could flip over?

  8. Opie

    October 28, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Which is why Karen won’t let you do it anymore.