Baby Hammocks Recalled for Strangulation, Fall Risks

<"">Two Baby Hammocks manufactured by MamaLittleHelper LLC, of Frisco, Texas, have been recalled for strangulation and fall risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

In both cases, The CPSC is advising parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the hammocks and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. MamaLittleHelper can be reached toll-free at (866) 612-9986 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s website at; or by email at

    MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammocks

About 500 MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammocks were recalled due to suffocation hazard. The recalled Toddler Hammocks were manufactured in Malaysia and sold exclusively online at from May 2008 through February 2010 for between $100 and $230.

The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the recalled MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. To date, the firm has received three reports of the hammock becoming unbalanced, including one report of a two-month old who rolled to the side corner of the hammock and was found crying face down. No injuries have been reported.

This recall includes MamaLittleHelper Hammocks with model numbers 1010, 1020, and BL222. The recalled hammocks have a steel frame and a fabric hammock with a mattress that is connected by a large spring, safety rope, and metal hanger. Model BL222 has a computerized rocker device. “MamaLittleHelper” is printed on a label sewn onto the hammock models 1010 and 1020. Model BL222 does not have a label.

Contact MamaLittleHelper to receive a free repair kit for hammock models 1010 and 1020. Consumers who own model BL222 should return the hammock to MamaLittleHelper in exchange for a new hammock. There is no repair available for model BL222. Repair kits can also be ordered online at

    MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands

About six MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands have been recalled because the C-shaped metal stand can break where the curved arm attaches to the leg of the metal frame, posing a fall hazard to an infant in the hammock. To date, a four-month old infant girl fell out of the hammock when the metal stand broke; she was not injured.

The baby hammock hangs from the recalled metal C-shaped stand, which is about five feet tall and is silver-colored. The metal C-shaped stands were sent to the six consumers with hammock model numbers 1010 and 1020 instead of the original metal frame advertised with the hammock.
The recalled MamaLittleHelper Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands were manufactured in China and sold exclusively online at from December 2009 through February 2010 for about $100 with the hammock.

MamaLittleHelper can be contacted to receive a free metal hammock stand in exchange for the recalled C-shaped metal stand. MamaLittleHelper is directly contacting the six consumers who received the C-shaped metal stands.

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