Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Amby Baby Motion Beds
Units: About 24,000
Manufacturer: Amby Baby USA, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammocks fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Amby Baby is aware of two infant suffocation deaths in the Amby Baby hammock. In June 2009, a 4-month-old girl in Lawrenceville, Ga died in a baby hammock and in August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Ore.
Description: The Amby Baby Motion Bed consists of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and metal crossbar. There is only one model of the hammock available which can be identified by a label sewn onto the hammock stating: Amby Babies Love It, Naturally.
Sold online at: Ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Amby Baby motion beds/hammocks and contact Amby Baby USA for a free repair kit. Parents and caregivers are urged to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amby Baby USA toll-free at (866) 544-9721 between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.ambybaby.com
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