SlingRider & Wendy Bellissimo Baby Slings Recalled

Date:
March 24, 2010
Category:
Carriers & Slings
Company/Brand:
Infantino
The Danger:
Risk of suffocation for infants younger than four months of age.
Description:
The recall involves one million slings in the US and 15,000 in Canada. 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. "Infantino," "SlingRider," and the item number are printed on the instruction/warning label inside the baby sling carrier.
Sold At:
"Wendy Bellissimo" branded sling carriers were sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us and 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. Infantino LLC sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010 at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies "R" Us, BJ's Wholesale, various baby and children's stores and other retailers nationwide, and on the Web at Amazon.com, for between $25 and $30.
What To Do:
Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product, with a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. A Jittery Pals Rattle will also be provided. Contact Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com. Do not attempt to fix these carriers.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10177.html

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