Posted by Catherine Bertram
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 24,000 baby hammocks following the deaths of two infants. According to the CPSC, babies can become trapped and could suffocate against the sides of the mesh and fabric Amby Baby Motion Beds. The beds are made by Amby Baby USA. The recall covers one model of the bed sold online and at other retailers since 2003. The hammock-like beds were marketed to parents of fussy babies with colic or reflux.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 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.
While consumers can request a repair kit from the company, according to the Amby Baby’s website, the kit will be available “soon as possible, but not earlier than January 2010.” Of course, parents should not use the hammock in the meantime.
Previously on the D.C. Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have posted articles related to:
- New mattress safety standard prevents bed fires
- Dangers of stove-tipping
- Driveway and parking lot injuries to children
If you or a family member believe that you have a case involving death or injury caused by an unsafe product or the unsafe acts of someone else, please contact email me or call me directly at 202-822-1875 for a free consultation.
About the author:
Catherine Bertram is board certified in civil trials and was recently nominated as a 2010 Super Lawyer for Washington, D.C. Ms. Bertram has 20 years of trial experience. She is a partner with the firm and devotes her practice to the representation of individuals and the families of loved ones who have been injured or lost due to unsafe devices or the negligence of others. Ms. Bertram lives with her family in Washington, D.C. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 202-822-1875 in her D.C. office.