One million Infantino Slingrider and Wendy Bellissimo infant slings have been recalled in the United States. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, three infants died in 2009.
This recall comes soon after the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s safety alert warning parents that babies under 4 months old should not ride in sling carriers because of the suffocation risk.
According to some reports, the soft fabric of some infant slings that surround an infant’s neck can be dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there have been 14 infant deaths related to sling-type baby carriers. It is recommended that a baby’s face not be covered so it is visible while in the sling.
The Arkansas Product Liability Statute allows a person to sue for damages when a product causes a personal injury. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, please contact an Arkansas personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights.