Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds

After two infants suffocated this summer in Amby Baby Motion beds, these beds have been recalled. The beds, made by Amby Baby USA of Minneapolis, are hammock-like beds marketed to parents of fussy babies with colic or reflux. The Consumer Product Safety Commission indicated the side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become trapped or wedged against the hammock’s fabric or mattress pad. This presents a potential for suffocation.

It is generally recommended that infants sleep in cribs or bassinets with a firm bottom support and no soft bedding, gaps or other spaces that a baby could become trapped. Amby makes only one model of the hammock-like bed that looks similar to a baby swing, but has mesh and fabric sides that resemble a hammock. The beds were sold between 2003 and the present and the CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using the motion beds.