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.