24,000 baby beds recalled after 2 deaths

Consumer safety agency and Amby Baby say baby hammocks pose suffocation hazard after 2 infants died this summer.

EMAIL  |   PRINT  |   SHARE  |   RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
By Hibah Yousuf, CNNMoney.com staff reporter

hammock.mkw.gif

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The federal agency in charge of product safety announced the recall of 24,000 Amby Baby hammocks after reports of two infants dying from suffocation in the beds.

Minneapolis-based Amby is cooperating with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said the Motion Bed's side-to-side shifting and tilting can cause an infant to roll out. Babies could then can get trapped in the hammock's fabric or mattress pad, resulting in possible suffocation.

The 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.

There is only one model of the hammock, which has been sold on the company's Web site and other online retailers between January 2003 and October 2009 for $250

The CPSC said consumers should stop using the bed immediately and contact Amby Baby USA for a free repair kit at 866-544-9721. To top of page

Features
They're hiring!These Fortune 100 employers have at least 350 openings each. What are they looking for in a new hire? More
If the Fortune 500 were a country...It would be the world's second-biggest economy. See how big companies' sales stack up against GDP over the past decade. More
Sponsored By:
More Galleries
10 most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach These multi-million-dollar cars sold for top dollar at this year's Pebble Beach collector car auctions. More
The world's most popular beer is ... Few people outside China have ever tasted the top-selling brew in the world. More
Transformations on the street On his days off, stylist Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to the homeless. Here are some of the transformations. More
Worry about the hackers you don't know 
Crime syndicates and government organizations pose a much greater cyber threat than renegade hacker groups like Anonymous. Play
GE CEO: Bringing jobs back to the U.S. 
Jeff Immelt says the U.S. is a cost competitive market for advanced manufacturing and that GE is bringing jobs back from Mexico. Play
Hamster wheel and wedgie-powered transit 
Red Bull Creation challenges hackers and engineers to invent new modes of transportation. Play

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.