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RECALL: Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks

Posted Dec 08 2009 9:04am

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News 
from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207


For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 544-9721


December 8, 2009 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772


Release #10-FOR CLEARANCE CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908




Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with

the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. 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 hammock’s 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 firm’s Web site at www.ambybaby.com.


CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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