About 24,000 Amby Baby motion bed hammocks are being recalled after two infants were suffocated. Safety regulators said 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 or mattress pad.
Amby Baby said it 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.
Additionally, there has also been three other incidents reported. One of these incidents resulted in an injury from metal fragments falling into the infant’s eye. The other two incidents did not result in injury.
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.”
In the U.S., Consumers are being asked to stop using the Amby Baby motion beds/hammocks and contact Amby Baby USA for a free repair kit. In Canada, Health Canada is asking Parents and caregivers to disassembled and dispose of the bed in such a way that it cannot be used again. Consumers are also being encouraged to notify Health Canada should they find this product for sale.
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.