|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
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
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.
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
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).
05301 – Deluxe Black Hip Hammock
05302 – Deluxe Navy Blue Hip Hammock
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact
Playtex Products Inc., for instructions on returning the carrier for a
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.
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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