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Amby Baby Recalls Baby Motion Beds Due To Infant Suffocation Deaths

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Injury Board: The first week in December, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Amby Baby USA, of Minneapolis, Minn. recalled 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds. 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.

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Amby Baby marketed the bed as a cure-all for fussy babies. They are aware of two infant suffocation deaths in the Amby Baby hammock. In June 2009, a 4-month-old girl in Lawrenceville, Ga died in a baby hammock and in August 2009, a 5-month-old boy from Gresham, Ore.

The Amby Baby Motion Bed consists of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and metal crossbar. There is only one model of the hammock available which can be identified by a label sewn onto the hammock stating: "Amby - Babies Love It, Naturally."

The beds Ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 for about $250. The beds were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the using the Amby Baby motion beds/hammocks and contact Amby Baby USA for a free repair kit. Parents and caregivers are urged to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Amby Baby USA can be contacted toll-free at (866) 544-9721 or by visiting the firm's Web site at www.ambybaby.com.

It was reported this week , that one of the families of a suffocated infant has filed suit against the company in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant effect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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