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 Post subject: Hip Hammock Recall
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:34 pm 
Don't know if anyone owns one, I know I thought about getting one, but they have been recalled.


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22,2005
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
Carriers

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
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.

To view a picture of this product on CPSC's web site, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05117.html



The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email
subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can
obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.


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