We’ve been following this story closely at Life360 Now!, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled over one million baby slings. The recall includes the popular Infantino SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo. The CPSC’s warning earlier this month was broad and didn’t identify which sling types for manufacturers were dangerous, so this is a big step forward in safety news.
Parents with Infantino baby slings sold from 2003 through 2010 should call the company at 866-860-1361 to receive a free replacement product. The slings were sold at major retailers like Target and Babies R Us.
According to the CPSC, the sling can suffocate infants in two different ways. First, if the fabric presses against the baby’s nose and mouth, it could block the infant’s breathing. Second, the cradle position can restrict breathing for babies who don’t have strong neck control.
More information at USA Today.