August 4, 2009
Baby Hammocks Recalled by Kaplan Early Learning Due to Fall and Strangulation Hazards
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: La Siesta Yayita Baby Hammocks
Units: About 200 (Related recalls have been issued: #08-604, #09-760 and #10-707)
Distributor: Kaplan Early Learning Company, of Lewisville, N.C.
Hazard: The hammock can flip over, posing a serious fall hazard and strangulation hazard to infants who become entrapped in the seat’s restraint straps while upside down.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported.
Description: The recalled baby hammock is a cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. “La Siesta” is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABP-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock’s side seam.
Sold by: Kaplan’s 2005-2007 Infant, Toddlers & Two (ITT) catalog and online at www.kaplanco.com from July 2005 through August 2008 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Colombia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the baby hammock and contact Kaplan to receive a full credit toward the purchase of another product. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kaplan at (800) 334-2014 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kaplanco.com
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