The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of one million infant slings by Infantino. The CPSC is urging consumers to stop using these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation. Three reports of infant deaths occurred in these slings in 2009.
The affected slings include the “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo”. The slings are soft fabric baby carriers with a padded shoulder strap worn by parents and caregivers to carry an infant. “Infantino” is printed on the plastic slider on the strap. “Infantino,” “SlingRider,” and the item number are printed on the instruction/warning label inside the baby sling carrier.
Consumers should not attempt to fix the carriers. Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product.