Infantino baby slings recalled

More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for babies under 4 months.

_47528992_slingridermom-1The recall involves 1 million Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada.

Infantino President Jack Vresics said the company has been working closely with the commission on its sling concerns.

“Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products,” Vresics said in a statement. He said the company would offer a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping cart cover to any affected consumer.

There is no word about a recall in the UK but parents should stop using their Infantino baby sling immediately.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100324/ap_on_bi_ge/us_baby_slings_recall

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