Fortunately, more parent related product companies are stepping up to the plate with product recalls, but not before some of the damage has already been done. Yesterday, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced another recall…”a free replacement program for the Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings.” Three infant deaths have already been linked to the recalled carriers! Approximately one million of these infant slings are being recalled in the United States and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada. “CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation and contact Infantino for a free replacement product.” Apparently, this is not the first product recall on the “SlingRider” Carrier. There was a smaller issue in 2007, where the plastic slider on the fabric strap could break that would cause infants to fall out of the carrier.
For more information on this CPSC product recall, Infantino Recalls to Replace SlingRider Baby Slings. Those parents in NY may want to read the scoop on this recall in today’s NY Post, Warning on Killer Baby Slings by Todd Venezia and Kieran Crowley.