The Hip Hammocks are infant carriers designed to strap a baby against the caregiver’s body at the hip. The carrier is attached to straps that wrap around the caregiver’s waist and shoulders. If the straps break, the child could fall from as high as the chest height of the person to whom the carrier is attached.
The recall includes Playtex Hip Hammocks for infants weighing 15 to 35 pounds, with model numbers 05300, 05301, 05302, 05302, 05306, 05307, and 05308 sewn inside the panel below the instructions for use. The carriers come in deluxe and basic styles that are black or navy colored suede on the outside and black, burgundy, or black and white on the inside.
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Following dozens of reports involving buckles and straps on Playtex Hip Hammocks breaking and causing babies to fall, federal safety regulators have announced a recall for more than 340,000 of the infant carriers sold nationwide.
Health Canada has announced a recall involving the Playtex Hip Hammock Child Carrier. The buckles at the waist and the shoulder straps aren’t reliable — thereby posing a serious fall hazard.