(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 10, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers of the dangers of Amby Baby Motion Beds, which were involved in the suffocation deaths of two infants in recent months.
The design of the bed can lead to possible titling or shifting which can cause the infant to roll and subsequently become trapped or wedged against the fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a risk of suffocation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of the beds earlier this week. Consumers are advised to stop using the Amby Baby Motion Beds immediately. Parents and caregivers are urged to find a suitable and safe replacement.
The Amby Baby Motion Bed is made up of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and a metal crossbar. Only one model of the hammock is available and can be identified by the label "Amby -- Babies Love It, Naturally” sewn onto the hammock. These beds were sold online at Ambybaby.com and other Internet retailers from January 2003 through October 2009 and retailed for about $250. Approximately 24,000 of these beds were sold in the United States.
To receive a free repair kit or for additional information, contact Amby Baby USA toll-free at (866) 544-9721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at ambybaby.com.
The CPSC would like to receive incident or injury reports related to this product recall or involving a different hazard with the same product. Click here to file a report online.