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May 10, 2000

Hangouts Baby Hammocks Recalled

Hangouts Baby Hammocks RecalledBoulder, CO (SafetyAlerts) - Hangouts is recalling about 350 baby hammocks because these baby hammocks can suddenly become twisted around childrens' necks and strangle them. Also, infants sleeping on soft bedding can become wedged in positions in which they cannot breathe..

The "baby hammocks" are 6-foot-long mini-hammocks. They are woven from thin cotton strings with nylon end strings in solid or multi-striped colors. The label attached to the end loop reads, "Hangouts® from Bellartson" and "Woven by Hand in MEXICO."

The Hangout store in Boulder, Colo., and its catalogs sold these hammocks as model number MY-BB-1110 from January 1990 through September 1999 for about $20.

No incidents or injuries have been reported in these hammocks, but between 1984 and 1995, CPSC received reports of 12 deaths of children in other mini-hammocks.

Consumers with one of these hammocks should stop using it immediately, and return it to Hangouts for a free, standard single hammock (model MY-SS-1130). For more information, call Hangout at (800) 205-4916 anytime.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 10, 2000.

 
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