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(Consumer Product Safety)   Attention morons: Bumbo will give you a free seat belt so that you can feel safe in ignoring the warning labels and common sense that dictate that you not leave your baby unattended on a countertop   (cpsc.gov) divider line 52
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2012-08-15 12:02:34 PM
You mean a piece of molded rubber doesn't overcome physics?
 
2012-08-15 12:03:35 PM
You mean the Bumbo chair doesn't turn my baby into a Weeble?
 
2012-08-15 12:05:33 PM
Let me stick my wiggly baby into that slippery piece of plastic with no strap. Oh, I'd better set them on the countertop too, so I can keep an eye on them.

...

How did my baby wind up on the floor?
 
2012-08-15 12:50:19 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Let me stick my wiggly baby into that slippery piece of plastic with no strap. Oh, I'd better set them on the countertop too, so I can keep an eye on them.

...

How did my baby wind up on the floor?


How is babby crippled?
 
2012-08-15 01:10:52 PM
You know who else didn't like Bumpo?

i48.tinypic.com

Magua, that's who.
 
2012-08-15 01:32:44 PM

dittybopper: You know who else didn't like Bumpo?

[i48.tinypic.com image 250x319]

Magua, that's who.


+1
 
2012-08-15 03:13:47 PM
If your baby big enough to maneuver out of that seat, then they don't need the seat. What they *can* do is lean this way and that and turn it over (with them in it) easily. Basically, that strap isn't going to do shiat.

If anything, need to extend the base at the back. That is the easiest way for them to fall out of it (backwards). My son only went in it when we were all sitting down for something and he was never out of arms reach (we really didn't use it much). As soon as he could sit up on his own, we never used it again. These accidents seem to happen because mom or dad need to do something and they stuck the kid in the seat up on the counter while they cleaned house or prepared dinner or something.
 
2012-08-15 03:26:59 PM
Is an attention moron like an attention whore?
 
2012-08-15 03:29:47 PM
What kind of pajamas was the injured baby wearing? I don't know, they had Yodas and shiat on them!
 
2012-08-15 03:30:19 PM
Proving that no matter how hard you try to make something foolproof, the universe will just invent a better fool.
 
2012-08-15 03:30:42 PM
media.tumblr.com

/couldn't decide between this or the obvious missing comma...
 
2012-08-15 03:31:02 PM
PROBLEM SOLVED!!
thumbpress.com
/stupid farkers.
// is there *anything * it *can't* do??
 
2012-08-15 03:31:04 PM
It's for helping a baby sit, not a baby-retraining device. If your baby can hip-thrust its way out of the seat, it shouldn't be in the seat anymore.
 
2012-08-15 03:31:28 PM
Attention "morons" ??

Submitter, why can't you get a brain and learn to spell!

0.tqn.com
 
2012-08-15 03:36:29 PM
I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.
 
2012-08-15 03:37:33 PM

danielscissorhands: Submitter, why can't you get a brain and learn to spell!


My sincere apologies; I'd already posted this on Facebook in regular English and just copypasta'd into Fark without translating it into the parlance of our times.

For the record, someone on FB pointed out my error as well.

BurnShrike: Proving that no matter how hard you try to make something foolproof, the universe will just invent a better fool.


The previous recall for Bumbos provided a free-of-charge, colorful sticker to warn against putting Bumbos on elevated surfaces. This was to supplement, I believe, the molded-in warning that reads the same... I'll check on that.
 
2012-08-15 03:38:48 PM

SumoJeb: I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.


Pick 'em up cheap then. Used properly, these seats are amazing.
 
2012-08-15 03:41:54 PM

cgraves67: If your baby can hip-thrust its way out of the seat, it shouldn't be in the seat anymore.


That thing was awesome when my daughter was really little. But when she got big enough where she could do that, or she could actually rock it back and forth we knew it was time to retire it.
 
2012-08-15 03:44:18 PM

gopher321: The My Little Pony Killer: Let me stick my wiggly baby into that slippery piece of plastic with no strap. Oh, I'd better set them on the countertop too, so I can keep an eye on them.

...

How did my baby wind up on the floor?

How is babby crippled?


**chortle**
 
2012-08-15 03:45:50 PM

SumoJeb: I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.


At our daycare they went so far as to post pictures of them throwing the Bumbo seats into the dumpster. Hell, I'm surprised they didn't set them on fire in the parking lot.

/That would have been cool.
 
2012-08-15 03:46:31 PM
Yes, as a matter of fact, according to the CPSC: "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."

This was before the 2007 "add a sticker" recall for morans. In the last five years, 19 more nincompoops have ignored that message and the sticker and left their babbys to frigth for themselves.
 
2012-08-15 03:48:23 PM

factoryconnection: This was before the 2007 "add a sticker" recall for morans. In the last five years, 19 more nincompoops have ignored that message and the sticker and left their babbys to frigth for themselves.


And then had the gall to blame the injury on the chair.
 
2012-08-15 03:52:39 PM
Awww... now I have to get a new babysitter.
 
2012-08-15 03:52:48 PM

mechgreg: cgraves67: If your baby can hip-thrust its way out of the seat, it shouldn't be in the seat anymore.

That thing was awesome when my daughter was really little. But when she got big enough where she could do that, or she could actually rock it back and forth we knew it was time to retire it.


Is She HAWT?!?!?!


/wut?!?!?!?
//maybe she's like at least 13 now.....I mean 18.....{:-D
 
2012-08-15 03:56:44 PM
I admit it... Back in 2006 I had her on the bed watching Elmo while I left the room. (She is usually comatose like while watching Elmo) Heard a thump and a cry... Mother of The Year Award (this was pre-sticker)

2010, tried to put the next babby in it and she arched out of it immediately.

Never used it again.
 
2012-08-15 03:57:51 PM

megarian: Awww... now I have to get a new babysitter.


It's called television
 
2012-08-15 03:59:03 PM
These all occurred after a 2007 recall of the Bumbo seat to add a warning on the front of the seat that alerts caregivers not to use the seat on an elevated surface. Additional reports of falls and skull fractures were described in the 2007 recall.

"Yes, I know the sticker says not to use it on the countertop, but I'll only put her there for a few seconds and I'll be RIGHT NEXT TO HER the whole time! I'm sure nothing can go wrong!"
 
2012-08-15 04:00:53 PM
Yeah, YMMV big time on the Bumbo.

Our daughter is spectacular at solving the mysteries of what things are supposed to do. She was opening locks by using keys as well as building objects with building components by 6 months but she has very little concept of doing things that aren't supposed to be done. When we put up baby gates, she understood their purpose and made no attempts, by creativity or brute force, to circumvent them. We were able to use the Bumbo as a baby containment system for her well after she was physically capable of escape. She was climbing ladders and cargo nets and zooming down slides before she was able to stand up out of a Bumbo "the proper way"-- which was the only way she was willing to do it. More importantly, she was well sturdy enough to withstand a 6" fall out of that thing from like 6 months on anyway.

We put our son in there at 3mo and he did the back-flex-baby-plank thing in 10 seconds and escaped. That was it. 10 seconds was the grand total of his Bumbo time.

Also, there's a table tray attachment for it that makes it an awesome "low chair" for feeding when traveling or for toy time with widdle babbys who are too uncoordinated to keep their toys even vaguely in front of them.
 
2012-08-15 04:02:51 PM
My daughter hates the stupid thing anyway. Maybe this strap would finally let me get some use out of it.
 
2012-08-15 04:08:39 PM
blatz514: It's called television

Thank god. Didn't want a stupid thing like a baby cutting into my drinkin' time.
 
2012-08-15 04:09:30 PM
What moron could look at those pieces of shiat and think they were a good idea? You really think someone from a third world shiat hole had a groundbreaking new idea? The inlaws gave us one and it went (unused) in the next garage sale. It is like the crocs of baby seats.
 
2012-08-15 04:15:55 PM

assjuice: What moron could look at those pieces of shiat and think they were a good idea? You really think someone from a third world shiat hole had a groundbreaking new idea? The inlaws gave us one and it went (unused) in the next garage sale. It is like the crocs of baby seats.


What moron wouldn't look at that seat and think, that is farking genius as long as you stop using it before the kid is big enough to knock it over.

oh, nevermind.
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2012-08-15 04:16:20 PM
"Without the restraint belt, an infant placed in the Bumbo seat can maneuver out or fall from the seat by arching his/her back, leaning forward or sideways, or rocking."

So, basically it was designed for dead baby. Got it.
 
2012-08-15 04:17:37 PM

GBB: "Without the restraint belt, an infant placed in the Bumbo seat can maneuver out or fall from the seat by arching his/her back, leaning forward or sideways, or rocking."

So, basically it was designed for dead baby. Got it.


No, that's what the piano is for.
 
2012-08-15 04:18:36 PM

BurnShrike: SumoJeb: I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.

Pick 'em up cheap then. Used properly, these seats are amazing.


For some babies, I guess. We use cloth diapers, and we've got a big boy anyway, so we had trouble getting his chunky little thighs through the leg openings and then even more difficulty getting his big ass with diaper into the seat. He just seemed so constricted in there. For sitting practice, we just used a large body pillow folded into a V behind him, and of course us in front of him.

Luckily, the store had a good return policy.
 
2012-08-15 04:19:43 PM
Full lecker, eh?

/Bumbos are awesome but not for leaving your child unattended.
 
2012-08-15 04:27:30 PM

Nexzus: BurnShrike: SumoJeb: I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.

Pick 'em up cheap then. Used properly, these seats are amazing.

For some babies, I guess. We use cloth diapers, and we've got a big boy anyway, so we had trouble getting his chunky little thighs through the leg openings and then even more difficulty getting his big ass with diaper into the seat. He just seemed so constricted in there. For sitting practice, we just used a large body pillow folded into a V behind him, and of course us in front of him.

Luckily, the store had a good return policy.



So, what is the restocking fee on a big baby?
 
2012-08-15 04:32:34 PM
One moran I know used it as a bath seat and was shocked, SHOCKED to find out that, like any giant sponge, it sucked up water and got moldy after just a few uses.
 
2012-08-15 04:37:33 PM
My 10 year old recently saw a safety warning on a product and responded with a sarcastic "thank you captain obvious". So I had to explain to him that every seemingly silly safety warning is the result of a complete moran doing something extremely dumb and then complaining that it was somehow the product's fault for not warning them. You mean I shouldn't submerge my toaster in the bathtub? Should I not have done that?

/had me a bumbo chair for about ten minutes
//kid did a face-plant on the carpet in a matter of seconds
 
2012-08-15 04:40:55 PM

assjuice: What moron could look at those pieces of shiat and think they were a good idea? You really think someone from a third world shiat hole had a groundbreaking new idea? The inlaws gave us one and it went (unused) in the next garage sale. It is like the crocs of baby seats.


Don't you dare compare crocs to the Bumbo.

All though there are some wearers who thought it was cool to ride the escalator & put said 'not so smart' feet in AWESOME crocs next to the side. Said 'not so smart' person never heard of the friction causes heat.
 
2012-08-15 04:48:03 PM
Don't you dare compare crocs to the Bumbo.

All though there are some wearers who thought it was cool to ride the escalator & put said 'not so smart' feet in AWESOME crocs next to the side. Said 'not so smart' person never heard of the friction causes heat


Even the creator of Crocs doesn't wear Crocs. He was wearing flip flops when he was found passed out in the driver's seat of his Porsche and subsequently busted for DUI
 
2012-08-15 05:00:48 PM
My 4 month old has really fat thighs so he's pretty much wedged in it.
 
2012-08-15 05:18:20 PM
I have to ask why anybody needs a baby seat in their own home? I understand kid seats in a restaurant. But why would you need one in your own home?

It isn't one of those that functions as both carseat and something you carry the kid around in, so what's the point of it, other than to provide parents another opportunity to kill or maim their children through inattention and lack of common sense?
 
2012-08-15 05:22:53 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Nexzus: BurnShrike: SumoJeb: I've been wondering why Craigslist and Kijiji has been flooded with used ones of these for sale. Makes sense now.. mothers be cray.

Pick 'em up cheap then. Used properly, these seats are amazing.

For some babies, I guess. We use cloth diapers, and we've got a big boy anyway, so we had trouble getting his chunky little thighs through the leg openings and then even more difficulty getting his big ass with diaper into the seat. He just seemed so constricted in there. For sitting practice, we just used a large body pillow folded into a V behind him, and of course us in front of him.

Luckily, the store had a good return policy.


So, what is the restocking fee on a big baby?


Depends if you want cash or store credit.
 
2012-08-15 05:53:55 PM

ChipNASA: PROBLEM SOLVED!!

/stupid farkers.
// is there *anything * it *can't* do??


And you can get a years supply of that for what that stupid chair costs
 
2012-08-15 06:30:57 PM

darwinwench: Don't you dare compare crocs to the Bumbo.

All though there are some wearers who thought it was cool to ride the escalator & put said 'not so smart' feet in AWESOME crocs next to the side. Said 'not so smart' person never heard of the friction causes heat

Even the creator of Crocs doesn't wear Crocs. He was wearing flip flops when he was found passed out in the driver's seat of his Porsche and subsequently busted for DUI


I have Croc flip-flops for my arch-support-needing hind paws. They're much more comfortable than the rubber kind, and seem to be lasting forever with near-daily wear.
 
2012-08-15 06:38:41 PM
Bumbos bounce!

msmindy.com
 
2012-08-15 10:41:21 PM
The manufacturer's sending out a sticker? If the kid can read the sticker, he's too farkin old to sit in it.
 
2012-08-15 11:51:34 PM

AJatHP: The manufacturer's sending out a sticker? If the kid can read the sticker, he's too farkin old to sit in it.


And if the parents CAN'T read the sticker, they're too stupid to breed.
 
2012-08-16 02:03:38 AM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have to ask why anybody needs a baby seat in their own home? I understand kid seats in a restaurant. But why would you need one in your own home?

It isn't one of those that functions as both carseat and something you carry the kid around in, so what's the point of it, other than to provide parents another opportunity to kill or maim their children through inattention and lack of common sense?


Our son loved the bumbo from about 4 to 7 months. Babies like a place to sit upright (carseats and bouncers recline). We put our baby in the bumbo on the kitchen floor while we cooked, before he was big enough for a high chair. He could play with a spatula in it or reach out to pet the cats - you know, live the high life. Now that he is a wriggly 9 month old, common sense suggests It's no longer safe.
 
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