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Infant Deaths Prompt Sling Recall

Posted Mar 27 2010 12:00am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of around 1 million baby slings made by Infantino LLC after it was reported that the slings caused three infant deaths in 2009. The recalled slings are the Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo.” The slings present suffocation risks for children 4 months and younger.  Jill Kelley , Dayton Daily News

My daughter received one of these slings as a gift.  She was looking forward to using the sling to keep Remi-Grace close to her for comfort.  Of course another reason to use a sling is to be able to comfort your child while keeping your hands free for all the work one must accomplish as a new mother.

An infant’s safety is important and I applaud the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for recalling the slings after several deaths, but it is a shame that this great invention (Can you call it an invention when women have used fabric to try their children to them since forever?) is lost.

As a new grandmother I am more mindful than ever of the hazards that are around us.  Please be a good consumer.  Check out products closely before you buy.  Do not purchased used equipment without researching any safety issues first.  Most importantly, always use baby equipment only as intended.

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