|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release # 05-117
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 522-8230
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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