Infantino LLC sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010 at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies “R” Us, BJ’s Wholesale, various baby and children’s stores and other retailers nationwide, and on the Web at Amazon.com, for between $25 and $30.
The Infantino baby sling recall, announced Wednesday after three reported fatalities, involves two models. But parents should be cautious when using any sling.
As an industry leader, Infantino has also been working closely with CPSC and other agencies, as well as the international agency ASTM to develop safety standards for baby slings to ensure that these products are safe and that they are used appropriately.
Baby Sling Recalls and Dangers Baby slings can be a great option for busy parents-on-the-go. They are hands-free and makes it possible to keep your baby safe and close, without having to carry a heavy, bulky stroller everywhere you take baby.
Mar 24, 2010 · March 24, 2010 — On the heels of a warning that baby slings can kill infants, Infantino LLC has recalled 1 million of the products in the U.S. and 15,000 in Canada.
News of the Infantino recall is further stratifying moms into two camps: sling-wearers and those who just don’t get the whole sling thing. The decision to use a baby carrier — or merely to carry the baby — is a lifestyle choice, and baby-wearers fiercely defend their baby-transport method of choice. For many moms, it’s a personal statement. Sling aficionados insist they’re safe as long as you pick a good one, follow …
— More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.
Because of the closed top, carbon dioxide can build up inside the carrier, reducing the baby’s oxygen intake. Second, the flat base does not allow the fabric of the carrier to conform to the baby’s body, and creates a real danger that the baby will roll to the side.
Infantino Recalls Infant Sling Carriers Due to Fall Hazard . WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.