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Yayita Baby Hammocks Recalled

Aug 5, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP Two firms are recalling defective Yayita Baby Hammocks because they can flip over, posing a serious fall  and strangulation hazard to infants who become entrapped in the seat’s restraint straps while upside down. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), consumers should immediately stop using these baby hammocks.

The first recall involves 265 Yayita Baby Hammocks distributed by Nova Natural Toys & Crafts LLC, of Williston, Vt.  The recalled baby hammock is a cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. “La Siesta” is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABN-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock’s side seam.  They were sold by Nova Natural online at www.novanatural.com from October 2007 through October 2008 for about $100.

Consumers should contact Nova Natural to receive a free replacement hammock. According to the CPSC, the firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product. For additional information, contact Nova Natural toll-free at (877) 668-2111 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.novanatural.com.

The second recall involves 200 La Siesta Yayita Baby Hammocks distributed by Kaplan Early Learning Company, of Lewisville, N.C.  This  recalled baby hammock is also a cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. “La Siesta” is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABP-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock’s side seam.  The hammock was sold through  Kaplan’s 2005-2007 Infant, Toddlers & Two (ITT) catalog and online at www.kaplanco.com from July 2005 through August 2008 for about $100.

Consumers should contact Kaplan to receive a full credit toward the purchase of another product. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product.  For additional information, contact Kaplan at (800) 334-2014 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kaplanco.com.


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