Posted on Mar 24, 2010More than 1 million baby slings made by California company Infantino were recalled in both the United States and Canada this Wednesday after claims linked them to 3 infant deaths according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop the use of infant slings because of the risk of suffocation to infants younger than four months of age. The fabric of the sling can press against the infant's nose and mouth, casing rapid suffocation. The way the baby is positioned in the sling makes it so the infant is unable to cry for help.
The recall specifically includes the Infantino products "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" slings. The company has said they will offer free replacement slings in place of those that have been recalled.