Playtex Recalls Hip Hammock Infant Carriers
Playtex has issued a nationwide recall for it Hip Hammock Infant Carriers following reports that the buckles on the product’s waist and shoulder straps can break resulting in a fall hazard to children.
About the Hip Hammock Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall affects approximately 305,000 Hip Hammocks in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada.
The Hip Hammock is designed to strap in babies that weigh between 15 and 35 pounds and caregivers’ body at the hip allowing for the infant to be carried.
Playtex has received 87 reports of buckles cracking or breaking and has received two reports of injuries. One infant required emergency room treatment.
The Hip Hammocks were sold between June 2004 and December 2008 for $40 to $60 at Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Wal-Mart, and other stores nationwide.
Description of the Hip Hammock
- The product is made of a soft, quilted material and has a child seat which is attached to straps meant to wrap around the carrier’s hips and shoulder.
- The fabric comes in black or navy colors on the outside, and the inside lining can e black, black and white check or burgundy.
- “Playtex Hip Hammock” is printed a label which can be found sewn into the front of the carrier.
Model numbers will be sewn on the inside panel below the instructions and include:
Contact an Experienced Child Safety Recall Attorney
Thomas J. Henry are leaders in the area of product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division has extensive knowledge and resources in both product liability litigation and child injury. If your child has been the victim of a serious injury due to a recalled product, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends, and we represent clients/victims all over the country.