The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Infantino are announcing a free replacement...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), in cooperation with Infantino are announcing a free replacement program for the Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings. One million of these infant slings are being recalled in the United States and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada.

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The problem: CPSC is aware of three reports of deaths that occurred in these slings as a result of suffocation. About the slings: The Infantino “SlingRider,” is a soft fabric baby carrier with a padded shoulder strap that is worn by parents and caregivers to carry an infant weighing up to 20 lbs. “Infantino” is printed on the plastic slider located on the strap. “Infantino,” “SlingRider” and the item number are printed on the instruction/warning label inside the baby sling carrier. “Wendy Bellissimo” branded sling carriers were sold exclusively at Babies “R” Us and have a sewn-in label on the inside of the sling strap that says in part "Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc." and lists Item numbers 3937500H7 and 3937501H7. Infantino 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. If you have one of these slings: Consumers should not attempt to fix these carriers. Stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product, with a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. A Jittery Pals Rattle will also be provided. Contact Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the Infantino website for more information. Note - while this sling is being recalled you might want to note that some slings are safe. I know there's been a lot of talk in the news recently about unsafe slings, but baby slings, when used correctly are safe unless, as in this case there has been an official recall.

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