Today, the company Infantino recalled more than 1 million of its baby slings–specifically, the “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” models. These slings are like cushy, little baby hammocks that are worn by the mother, wrapping around her chest. The baby is nestled close to the mother, but frees up the mother’s hands. Tragically, it is possible for some babies to suffocate if the fabric sling covers their airway.
This recall follows a more general announcement earlier this month by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which warned about the general safety of sling-type carriers. The CPSC is investigating sling-related 14 infant deaths that happened over the last 20 years…and CPSC also says that 3 infant deaths have been attributed to Infantino slings.
For more information about the recall, go here: CPSC information page.
And read the full WRAL source story here: WRAL baby sling recall story.
If your child was injured by this or any other product and you’re not sure what to do, call lawyers at HensonFuerst, who are always available to talk with you about product safety issues. At HensonFuerst, if you have questions…we have answers!