Be carful if you are a parent or caregiver that is using a sling for your newborn! Canada has recalled more than 15,000 Infantino “Sling Rider” and “Wendy Ballisimo” slings, due to deaths in babies fewer than 4 months of age. Though it is not stated what has caused these death’s in the States it is cautioned that the fabric of the sling and an adult’s body can press against the infant’s nose and mouth, posing a risk of suffocation.
The company is offering a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping–cart cover to any consumer affected by the recall. The company’s president Jack Vresics said in a statement; “Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products”
These products were sold in various stores such as Babies R’ Us, Winners, and other children’s stores across Canada. The “Wendy Ballisimo” slings were sold exclusively to Babies R’ Us, Sears and Winners, Health Canada says.
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