Playtex Hip Hammock Infant Carrier Recall [US & Canada]


Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC Recall US/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Playtex recalls some Hip Hammock Infant Carriers due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/si9JA; HCSC: http://ht.ly/siarkPlaytex Hip Hammock Infant Carrier

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Playtex-Recalls-Hip-Hammock-Infant-Carriers/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/37289r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the Playtex Hip Hammock is an infant carrier designed to strap the baby against the caregiver’s body at the hip. It is made of a soft, quilted fabric and intended for babies that are from 15 to 35 pounds. The child seat is attached with straps that wrap around the carrier’s hips and shoulder. “Playtex Hip Hammock” is printed on a label sewn into the front of the carrier.

All model numbers are being recalled. Model numbers 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307 and 05308 are sewn into the inside panel below the instructions for use. They recalled Hip Hammocks come in basic and deluxe styles. The Hip Hammock’s fabric is suede or ultra-suede in black or navy colors on the outside; its inside lining is black, black and white check or burgundy.

According to the CPSC, Playtex has received 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment. Consumers should stop using the carrier and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 14-069
HCSC ID number: RA-37289
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2958
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