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Baby Hammocks Recalled by FlagHouse Inc. [08/29/2008]

Baby Hammocks Recalled by FlagHouse Inc. Due to Fall and Strangulation Hazards

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Yayita Baby Hammocks

Units: About 100

Distributor: FlagHouse Inc., of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Hazard: The hammock can flip over, posing a serious fall hazard and strangulation hazard to infants who get entrapped in the seat’s restraint straps while upside down.

Incidents/Injuries: FlagHouse has received one report of an incident in which the hammock flipped over entrapping a 7 month old boy in the restraint straps. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled baby hammock is cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. “La Siesta” is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABP-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock’s side seam.

Sold by: FlagHouse Inc.’s catalog, and online at www.flaghouse.com, and at BJ Wholesale Club’s Web site, www.bjs.com, from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $90.

Manufactured in: Colombia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the baby hammock and contact FlagHouse to receive a full refund, or credit toward the purchase of another product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FlagHouse at (800) 793-7900 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.flaghouse.com




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