Baby hammock can rock your baby to sleep ... forever

Posted By Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC || 5-Jan-2010

The Amby Baby Motion Bed is marketed for babies who are restless or fussy, since the rocking motion of the hammock is supposed to be soothing. Unfortunately, the Amby Baby can also be dangerous. Gresham resident Jonathan Kuzma’s five-month-old son Matteo suffocated in one in August. He is now suing Amby Baby for negligence and is represented by our own John Coletti.

Kuzma believes the Amby Baby hammocks are defective and should not be on the market. The fabric and materials in the hammock, Kuzma feels, don’t offer proper ventilation and can thus lead to suffocation. Matteo was not the first victim of the Amby Baby. An infant girl died two months before Matteo, and other injuries had been reported.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning regarding the Amby Baby, and Amby Baby recalled the product in December 2009. The hammock had been on the market since 2003, and some 24,000 of them had been sold.

If you or anyone else you know has an Amby Baby Motion Bed, stop using it immediately.