Kids manufacturer Fisher-Price has been delving into the world of tech peripherals for some time now (they even came out with an e-Reader a couple of years ago). Their latest venture, however — a baby bouncy seat with iPad attachment — has stirred up controversy like nothing else the company has done.
Labeling the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads “oppressive and destructive to young children”, the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood advocacy group is asking for a total recall — claiming that the product is not healthy for a baby’s development, and that its intended mission statement as the “ultimate electronic babysitter” encourages parents to leave their baby alone.
A 2011 report from the Academy of American Pediatrics suggested that children under the age of two should spend as little time as possible with screens.
So far Amazon ($54.01) has 129 customer reviews for the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads — with 101 awarding the product one star out of five.
- Source Fast Company