Helping your baby sleep better, longer
We have recently been made aware of postings on internet forums regarding the safety of the Amby Baby Hammock.
The Amby Baby Hammock has been sold worldwide since 1989, when I invented it for my daughter. Current sales figures for the year ending 2008 were in excess of 12000 Amby Hammocks sold worldwide.
Between 1989 and 2008, with over 50,000 sales, the Amby has achieved a remarkable safety record with no major incidents of injury or harm throughout the intervening nineteen years. This in itself is a record that we are justly proud of when you consider that in the USA alone there are sadly approximately 2000 cases of SIDS every year. Most parents, Child Care Centres and Maternity Hospitals who have used or are currently using the Amby Hammock will testify to the fact that the Amby has had enormous benefits for reflux, colicky and generally fussy babies who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.
Tragically in late 2009 we have assisted in the investigation into two infant fatalities in the USA. In both cases there is irrefutable evidence that the Hammock has been assembled and used incorrectly. Any infant death is a tragedy of immeasurable proportions and my most sincere condolences go to the families of these two infants.
After months of discussions with the CSPC of the United States, they have, in their wisdom decided not to ban the sale of the Amby in the US. We have, instead worked together to devise a “repair kit” that will minimize the side to side tilting of the hammock, a feature that is common to all baby hammocks suspended from a spring. This kit (patent pending) will set us apart from all other baby hammocks currently in the market.
As it is my firm commitment to ensure that the Amby Baby Hammock is a safe and viable infant bed, our company will make available to all our customers who want the kit. This will be available by the end of January 2010. For those parents buying the Amby now, the kit will be sent to you when they are available.
I have recently become the father again, of twins and my babies sleep exclusively in the Amby. If I had the slightest doubt that this wonderful product could be harmful to babies I would remove them from the market immediately.
I shall announce any further developments and answer any particular concerns through the Australian Website,
Chairman and Managing Director
Amby Baby Hammocks Pty
PO Box 805
HAMMOCK SAFETY CONCERNS - Letter from the Inventor of Amby Baby