Baby Hammocks Recalled by Kaplan Early Learning

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–August 4, 2009.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: La Siesta Yayita Baby Hammocks

Units: About 200 (Related recalls have been issued: #08-604 and #09-760)

Distributor: Kaplan Early Learning Company, of Lewisville, N.C.

Hazard: The hammock can flip over, posing a serious fall hazard and strangulation hazard to infants who become entrapped in the seat’s restraint straps while upside down.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled baby hammock is a cream-colored canvas and hangs from a wooden pole. The hammock measures about 29 x 43 inches. It has three restraint straps with red buckles and is attached to a cushioned pad for the infant. A mounting fixture, also called a fixing set, is sold with the hammock. “La Siesta” is printed on a tag located below the restraint straps. Model number YABP-1 is printed on a white tag sewn into the hammock’s side seam.

Sold by: Kaplan’s 2005-2007 Infant, Toddlers & Two (ITT) catalog and online at from July 2005 through August 2008 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Colombia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the baby hammock and contact Kaplan to receive a full credit toward the purchase of another product. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kaplan at (800) 334-2014 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at