1 million baby slings recalled

March 25th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Around 1 million baby slings have been recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission had issued a warning about these slings, just a fortnight ago. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the slings were being recalled because around 14 infants have died, in these sling carriers.

Infantino manufactures the slings, and the models, which are being recalled, are Slingrider or the Wendy Bellissimo. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the public about these slings and said that they pose a suffocation risk, which can cause the infant deaths. It has also advised the parents to stop using the slings without any further delay, and contact the company – Infantino for the recall.

It may be recalled that these slings were in the news a fortnight ago too. As there had been some instances when the babies carried in the sling have suffocated, so the US Government wanted the unsuspecting public to acknowledge the danger behind such slings, and to stop using them. It was learnt that there are some safety guidelines in place, which say that it is very dangerous if the baby falls into a curved or ‘C-like’ position inside the sling, as it can lead to suffocation, and might eventually cause death also.

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