On December 8 , 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of about 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds manufactured by Amby Baby USA, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The bed, which looks much like a mini hammock, consists of a steel frame and fabric connected by a large spring and metal crossbar. The hammock was sold online  at Ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009.

The CPSC is concerned that 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. See http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10056.html.

Amby Baby is aware of two infant suffocation deaths in the Amby Baby hammock. The first was in June 2009, when a 4-month-old girl in Lawrenceville, Georgia died in a baby hammock. Soon thereafter, in August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Oregon died in a simalr fashion.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury or wrongful death due to use of a defective product, including the Amby Baby Bed/Hammock, or cribs, bassinets or child beds, contact the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. We will answer your questions and protect your legal rights. Speak with a personal injury lawyer today by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll free outside of Boston, 1-800-545-3732.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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