Before taking baby out, check your carrier! Playtex has recalled over 300,000 of its Hip Hammock infant carriers. The recall occurs after the company received 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency-room treatment. The carrier was sold at multiple stores and online from June 2004 through December 2008.
All versions of the carrier have been included in the recall, including model numbers 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307, and 05308. The number can be found on the inside panel below the instructions for use. Parents who use the carriers have been told to stop use immediately and contact