Bumbo Safety Notice. AT Reader Kendra wrote in to alert us to some news about the popular Bumbo Baby Seat. The good news is the Bumbo is safe when used as intended. However, many children have been injured after falls from the Bumbo when placed on an elevated surface - countertops, tables, chairs. The message is - only use the Bumbo on the floor and always supervise your child when he or she is in the Bumbo. The South African company has halted sales of the chair until they redesign their packaging to emphasize how to safely use their product. Read more at bumbosafety.com.