|August 24, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands
Units: About 6
Manufacturer: MamaLittleHelper LLC, of Frisco, Texas
Hazard: The C-shaped metal stand can break where the curved arm attaches to the leg of the metal frame, posing a fall hazard to an infant in the hammock.
Incidents/Injuries: A four-month old infant girl fell out of the hammock when the metal stand broke, but she was not injured.
Description: The baby hammock hangs from the recalled metal C-shaped stand which is about five feet tall and is silver-colored. The metal C-shaped stands were sent to the six consumers with hammock model numbers 1010 and 1020 instead of the original metal frame advertised with the hammock.
Sold exclusively: Online at www.mamalittlehelper.com from December 2009 through February 2010 for about $100 with the hammock.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Contact MamaLittleHelper to receive a free metal hammock stand in exchange for the recalled C-shaped metal stand. MamaLittleHelper is directly contacting the six consumers who received the C-shaped metal stands.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact MamaLittleHelper toll-free at (866) 612-9986 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.mamalittlehelper.com or email the firm at email@example.com
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