December 8, 2009: Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks Recall
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Amby Baby USA, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds. Consumers should stop using these beds immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause infants to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. 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.
Do You Own This Product?
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.” The product was sold online at ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250. It was manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using the Amby Baby motion beds/hammocks immediately.
Whom to Contact
This firm is no longer in business. The repair kit is no longer available. Consumers who have not received the repair kit should immediately stop using this product and discard it.
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