Well, we knew this was coming, but it’s still utterly depressing. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety folks and the Infantino company just recalled a million Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings. If you have one of these, stop using it immediately. The sling poses a suffocation hazard to young children. Three suffocation deaths occurred in these slings in 2009, including a 7-week-old baby in Philadelphia; a 6-day-old in Salem, Oregon; and a 3-month-old in Cincinnati. Heartbreaking.
Infantino is offering free replacement products, including a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, a 2-in-1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3-in-1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. More details here.