For years now we have seen the kangaroo type hammocks parents use to carry their children in. I have often argued that these items cannot be safe for infants and children, and it appears that my thoughts were confirmed. Playtex recently recalled its Playtex Hip Hammock for fall hazards. These items pose significant safety risks to children, who can suffer extensive injuries from a fall. In this particular recall the device can crack or break at the straps causing the child to fall. Common Injuries: Injuries associated from these defects can be serious. Most accidents would be considered surprise impacts. What this means is that there is no anticipation for the accident taking place. As a result the child can fall without any prior indication. Additionally, most injured parties are likely going to be young children as this is the age group which this product was marketed to. In such cases the child can be released from the hammock without notice on the hard concrete pavement. As a result they can suffer rather serious head and facial injuries. Other injuries can include fractures to the leg, hand and wrist. In other cases there can be head injuries which result. However, unlike other cases it is difficult to assess the degree of damage suffered by the child. Children cannot vocalize there injuries as well as adults. As a result it can be challenging to understand their injuries. Additionally, injuries sustained to a young child may not manifest until later on, therefore any settlement would be premature until you fully understood the extent of your injuries.