Consumer Product Safety Commission issues Baby Sling Recall

FRESNO, Calif. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recall Information: Visit: www.infantino.com
Or Call: 866-860-1361
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The CPSC is reporting three infants died in these slings.

The CPSC already issued a warning about infant slings earlier this month. And this morning they announced the recall of soft fabric slings made by Infantino.

The CPSC is aware of three deaths in these slings in 2009: a 7-week-old in Pennsylvania; a 6-day-old in Oregon; and a 3-month-old in Ohio.

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.

"Wendy Bellissimo" branded sling carriers are similar-- sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us. They 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.

The sling's fabric can press against an infant's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing. Also, a sling keeps the infant in a curled position bending the chin toward the chest, so the airways can be restricted.

Infantino sold the slings from January 2003 through March 2010 at various retailers including Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, and Babies "R" Us.

The company says consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product: toll free at 866-860-1361 or go to their website www.infantino.com

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