In recent years, baby slings and other devices that allow a baby to be carried close to an adult's chest have become popular items for modern parents. But a recent massive recall on Infantino baby slings may have some concerned parents questioning the safety of baby slings and similar products.
On March 24, 2010, baby product manufacturer Infantino announced a recall on 1 million Wendy Bellissimo and SlingRider baby slings. The baby product recall was ordered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) because of critical safety issues with the cloth baby slings. So far, 3 child deaths have been linked to the recalled baby product, including a 3-month-old baby who died while in an Infantino sling.
According to the CPSC, there is a risk of suffocation with the recalled baby slings, because loose fabric may fall across a baby's nose and mouth, hindering the airways. Additionally, the sling forces a baby to curl into a "C" shape, pushing the baby's chin into the chest, making breathing difficult, if not impossible.
While it has been found that children ages 4 months and older are generally strong enough to safely lie in an Infantino baby sling, infants should never be placed in such a sling.
Consumers who purchased a recalled baby sling from Infantino can contact the company at 1-866-860-1361 for a replacement product. The recalled baby products were sold at Wal-Mart, Target and Babies "R" Us.
If your family has been impacted by the Infantino baby sling recall or any other recalled baby product, you have the right to seek compensation for your child's injuries. The Philadelphia injury lawyers at White & Williams LLP are well-versed in baby product recall injury cases and can talk to you about your accident and your options for legal recourse. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.