08/24/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Frisco, TX—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and MamaLittleHelper LCC has recalled about 500 infant and toddler hammocks. The CPSC announced the recall on August 24, 2010, over suffocation hazards the hammocks pose.
The recall was initiated after discovering that side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll or become trapped or wedged between the hammock’s fabric and/or mattress pad. This poses a suffocation hazard.
At this time there has been three reports of the hammock becoming unbalanced, which resulted in one instance of a two-month old found lying face down crying after rolling to the side of the hammock. No injuries have been reported.
The CPSC reported, “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.”
The recalled hammocks were sold online at wwww.MamaLittleHelper.com from May 2008 through February 2010. The hammocks sold for between $100 and $230.
Consumers are advised to stop using the hammocks and contact MamaLittleHelper to receive a free repair kit for hammock models 1010 and 1020. Anyone who owns model BL222 are advised to return the hammock to MamaLittleHelper in exchange for another hammock. Repair kits can also be ordered online at www.mamalittlehelper.com.
For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact MamaLittleHelper toll-free at (866) 612-9986 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit their website www.mamalittlehelper.com/recall.htm or email the firm at [email protected]