The reason for the recall is that some babies have wiggled out of the seats and have fallen and suffered skull fractures. I think that the chair is safe if the child is supervised and placed on the floor only. Apparently some people have placed the chair on high surfaces such as counters and tables. People should never underestimate the strength of their baby and its ability to move around.
The manufacturer of Bumbo is sending out a repair kit to those who fill out a form on their website. The repair kit includes new warning stickers and a restraint belt with installation instructions. Hopefully people will be able to install the belts properly. If you need to order your repair kit please click here.
All seats manufactured after today will have the restraint belts installed. To read CBC's report of the recall, please click here.