Suspended Baby Jumpers
ISBN: 0-662-49009-6 (PDF Version)
Cat. No.: H128-1/06-464 (PDF Version)
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Suspended baby jumpers are also called baby exercisers or baby bouncers. Jumpers are hung from a door frame by a clamp or from a free-standing frame. They hold a child up in a seat or harness with only their toes touching the floor, so they can bounce up and down.
Children have been hurt when:
- Bouncing too hard.
- The jumper was not properly secured to the door frame.
- The jumper was damaged.
- Parts of the jumper failed.
- Read and follow all instructions carefully and keep them for future reference.
- Check the manufacturer's instructions for weight, age, and physical abilities to make sure the jumper is suitable for the child.
- Always supervise a child when they are in a jumper. If you have to leave the room for any reason, take the child with you.
- Check that the door frame is secure and meets the manufacturer's requirements.
- Check that only the child's toes can touch the floor while in a jumper.
- Allow the child to use a jumper for only 10-15 minutes at a time. (Source: The Toronto Sick Kids Hospital)
- Stop using a jumper when the child is heavier than the manufacturer recommends or when the child can walk.
The use of second-hand jumpers may be hazardous because parts of the jumper could be damaged.
If buying a second-hand jumper:
- Check that the manufacturer's name, model number, and date of manufacture are marked on the jumper.
- Check for signs of damage.
- Check that instructions come with the jumper.
- Contact the manufacturer to check for recalls.
For more information contact Product Safety, Health Canada: 1-866-662-0666