Recall: Infant and Toddler Hammocks
On 2010-08-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Infant and Toddler Hammocks due to a potential suffocation hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2008 for about $100 to $230.
About 500 units are involved in this MamaLittleHelper hammock recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Hammocks (Children's) category in 2010.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 612-9986
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What is the problem?
The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes MamaLittleHelper Hammocks with model numbers 1010, 1020 and BL222. They have a steel frame and a fabric hammock with a mattress which are connected by a large spring, safety rope and a metal hanger. Model BL222 has a computerized rocker device. "MamaLittleHelper" is printed on a label sewn onto the hammock models 1010 and 1020. Model BL222 does not have a label.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.mamalittlehelper.com from May 2008 through February 2010 for between $100 and $230.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the hammocks and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Contact MamaLittleHelper to receive a free repair kit for hammock models 1010 and 1020. Consumers who own model BL222 should return the hammock to MamaLittleHelper in exchange for a new hammock. There is no repair available for model BL222. Repair kits can also be ordered online at www.mamalittlehelper.com/recall.htm
For additional information, contact MamaLittleHelper toll-free at (866)612-9986 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website www.mamalittlehelper.com/recall.htm or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the hammock becoming unbalanced, including one report of a two-month old who rolled to the side corner of the hammock and was found crying face down. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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