Playtex has recalled Hip Hammock Infant Carriers because the buckles on the straps can crack or break which can cause a child to fall and sustain injuries. The Hip Hammock is intended for children weighing 15-35 pounds and allows a child to be strapped against the adult’s body at the hip. It has soft fabric with straps that wrap around the adult’s hips and shoulder.
Playtex has received at least 87 incident reports of the buckles breaking, including two reports of injuries to children, one requiring a visit to the emergency room. All Playtex Hip Hammock models are recalled. The model numbers are 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307, and 05308. Consumers can locate the model numbers on the inside panel.
Sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Walmart, and baby stores from June 2004 through December 2008, consumers are warned to stop using the carriers and contact Playtex for a full refund.
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