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Amby Baby Beds Recalled Following Death of Infants

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 9-Dec-2009

 Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner                                           

The AP reported, "Two infant deaths have led to the recall of about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds — hammocklike beds marketed to parents of fussy babies with colic or reflux. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become trapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric or mattress pad, posing a suffocation risk." According to the manufacturer’s website, Amby indicates that it plans to offer a free repair kit, ‘but not earlier than January 2010.’"

CNNMoney.com reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) "said Amby Baby is aware that the bed caused the death of a 4-month old girl in Lawrenceville, Ga. and a 5-month-old boy in Gresham, Ore. this summer."

This recall is the latest in a string of baby beds and cribs that have been recalled this year alone.  I was recently asked by FOX TV to give an interview about crib/baby-bed defects.  Some important things I urge you to remember:

  • don’t put together a bed with missing or broken parts
  • periodically inspect the crib/bed for bending, breaking, etc.
  • check the manufacturer’s website, as well as the CPSC’s website for recalls or consumer complaints
  • if experiencing a problem with the crib/bed, stop using it immediately

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" whose practice is dedicated to representing people in catastrophic personal injury matters, including product liability and automobile accident claims.  Mr. Zambri has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  

Mr. Zambri was sought after to publish a chapter regarding product liability litigation in Aspatore Books – a company that is touted as "the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-1 Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies and law firms."  To read Mr. Zambri’s publication, entitled "Constantly Preparing To Win", please click here.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899. 

 

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