CPSC, Playtex Products Inc., Announce Recall of Hip Hammock Child Carriers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22,2005
Release # 05-117
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 522-8230
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Playtex Products Inc., Announce Recall of Hip Hammock Child Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Playtex Hip Hammock

Units: About 32,000

Manufacturer: Playtex Products Inc., of Westport, Conn.

Hazard: The shoulder strap support can detach from the hammock, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of the shoulder strap detaching from the infant carrier. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant carriers were sold under the name "Playtex Hip Hammock," which is sewn into the front of the carrier. The model number is sewn into the inside panel below the instructions for use. The model numbers are:

05300 – Basic Black Hip Hammock
05301 – Deluxe Black Hip Hammock
05302 – Deluxe Navy Blue Hip Hammock

Sold at: Juvenile product stores, discount stores nationwide, catalog and internet sites from June 2004 through February 2005 for about $40 (Basic model) and $60 (Deluxe model).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact Playtex Products Inc., for instructions on returning the carrier for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Playtex Products Inc., at (800) 522-8230 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the Playtex Baby Web site at www.playtexbaby.com

Picture of Recalled Hip Hammock