Recall: Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks For Infant Suffocation


Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers to immediately stop using Amby Motion Beds, due to a potential suffocation hazard. They say the "inclined sleeping surface increases the risk of the infant rolling and becoming wedged in a position where they can no longer breathe."

Two infants have died from suffocation in the United States while using these products and three other incidents have been reported. One resulted in an injury from metal fragments falling into the infant's eye. The other two incidents did not result in injury.

The Amby Baby Motion Bed consists of a steel frame and a fabric hammock which are connected by a large spring and a metal crossbar. These hammocks were only sold online through the company's website.

To date, Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada related to these products. Nevertheless, these products should be disassembled and disposed of in such a way that they cannot be used again. Consumers are also encouraged to notify Health Canada should they find these products for sale.

Health Canada is recommending that children under six years of age not be placed in any hammock as infants and young children are susceptible to considerable fall, strangulation, and suffocation hazards. For more information, please see Health Canada's Policy Statement for Hammocks Intended To Be Used By Infants And Young Children.

Health Canada reminds parents and caregivers that the safest place for an infant to sleep is alone in a crib. For more information on crib requirements in Canada, as well as the safe use of cribs, see Health Canada's Crib Safety Booklet. For more information on safe sleeping practices for infants, see Health Canada's Consumer Information - Safe Sleep Practices for Infants.

For further information, consumers may contact Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Bureau by phone toll-free at 1-866-662-0666, or by email at (if contacting via e-mail, please indicate the province or territory from which you are corresponding).


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