Updated 8 Aug 2016

Bumbo

Booster Seat

Snapshot: The Bumbo Booster Seat doesn't have an adjust able seat height. Did it pass all our safety tests?

Booster Seat
Avg price

$70

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Good points

No obvious good points.

But

  • Failed two major safety tests: the sides are too low to prevent a fall and the harness is too easy to release.
  • Seat height isn't adjustable.

How we test

There is no Australian and New Zealand standard for portable seats, so we base our testing on some relevant parts of the AS/NZS 2195:1999 standard for high chairs, with a few other tests specific to portable seats.

Major failures include risk of a fall due to insufficient side and rear barriers, choking hazards from easily removed small pieces, insecure attachment to a chair or table and a harness that allows a child to stand up. Minor failures include less serious examples of major failure conditions, plus limb/finger entrapment hazards.

We also check the stability of the portable seat. If it fits to a table or chair, we check how securely it attaches and that it doesn’t move too much when pushed forwards or sideways. And if it can be used as a floor-seat, we check it doesn’t tip over.

We won’t recommend a portable seat if it has a major safety failure.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$70
Major failures
2
Minor failures
1
Standards claimed
ns

Specifications

Dimensions H x W x D (cm)
13 x 35 x 34
Weight (kg)
1.1
Tabletop (mm)
na
Use from
12 months
Capacity
50kg/5yrs

Features

Harness type
3-point
Crotch barrier
×
Seat heights
1
Tray
no
Foldable
×