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Talk about scary: On the heels of federal regulators issuing a warning about the safety risks associated with baby slings, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of one million slings made by Infantino due to infant deaths.
The Sling Rider and the Wendy Bellissimo are being pulled because they pose a suffocation risk. In fact, three children died in Infantino slings last year alone.
“You might have your baby in a sling next to you and not notice that the baby has gone into (a) position (in which he or she) cannot breathe” until it’s too late, warns CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
Consumers are being advised to stop using the recalled Infantino baby slings immediately and contact the company for a free replacement product.
Um, yeah, just what frightened parents want. Another one of their slings!