Dangerous hammock-type infant beds are being recalled today, following the death of two infants. The recall involves about 24,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Amby Baby Motion Beds.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising consumers to stop using the Amby Baby Motion beds immediately 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.
According to the CPSC, the side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammockâ€™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. In August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Ore. also died in one of the hammocks.
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: â€œAmby â€“ Babies Love It, Naturally.â€
This product was sold through mbybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250.
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 firmâ€™s Web site at www.ambybaby.com.