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Three Infant Deaths Reported

March 30, 2010

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The news of recalls for baby related items has continued to be a prevalent topic on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.  In the last few months, multiple cribs have been recalled due to the risk of serious injury or death from strangulation and suffocation hazards.  Strollers have been recalled due to the risk of finger amputation and now another recall for infant slings.  One million of the infant slings of Infantino “SlingRider” and “Wendy Belllissimo” slings used to cradle infants in a wrap hanging from a mothers neck have been recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission “is aware of three reports of deaths that occurred in these slings in 2009; a 7-week-old infant in Philadelphia, PA; a 6-day-old infant in Salem, Ore; and a 3-month-old infant in Cincinnati, Ohio.”  See the Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated March 24, 2010 for more details.   Parents are advised by the CPSC to stop using these slings immediately and contact the manufacturer, Infantino.

Other news accounts recommended that you stop using these sling devices as it cradles the infants who have no support in their neck and does not allow them to get enough oxygen.  Do not donate these slings or resell them at garage sales as others may not later be aware of the hazards.

The firm of Nurenberg Paris has years of experience dealing with product defects, including those with children, who have suffered serious injury or tragic deaths.

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