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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Recall of Baby Slings Linked to Several Deaths

Infantino SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo baby slings have been recalled due to the risk of suffocation and death of infants. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports 14 deaths of children younger than four months due to these sling-style baby carriers. Over a million slings have been recalled from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The company is offering replacement slings for the recalled models.

Infantino is a San Diego, California-based company and has worked closely with the government in this recall of their product. However, this will do little to assuage the grief of parents whose infants have died as a result of this defective product. Lawsuits have already been filed by families affected by the death of these infants.

These infants suffocate in the baby carriers because their neck muscles are still weak due to their young age. The fabric of the slings, which cross the parent's chest, can block the mouth and nose of the infant, which can suffocate the infant within a couple of minutes. Another way the child can die is if they are kept in a curled position where the chin is bent toward the chest. The airway is restricted and the child slowly suffocates.

If you or someone close to you has lost a child due to an Infantion baby sling, please contact the experienced defective product attorneys at the Cochran Firm. We serve clients nationwide.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:17 AM

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