Amby Baby Motion Beds Cited in 2 Infant Deaths, Recall IssuedDec 10, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
The deaths of two infants have prompted a recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using the Amby Baby Motion beds immediately.
The Amby Baby Motion Bed consists of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and metal crossbar. According to the CPSC, the side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard.
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. In August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Ore. also died in one of the hammocks.
This product was sold through mbybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250. 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.”
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.
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.