|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|August 29, 2008
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.Units:
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