|SlingRider Baby Slings
|Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" infant slings. 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. "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.
|US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises consumers to immediately stop using the these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation. On March 12, 2010, CPSC issued a warning about sling carriers for babies. Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling's fabric can press against an infant's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two. Additionally, where a sling keeps the infant in a curled position bending the chin towards the chest, the airways can be restricted, limiting oxygen supply. The baby will not be able to cry for help and can slowly suffocate.
|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. "Wendy Bellissimo" branded sling carriers were sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us.
|Infantino 866-860-1361; Web site www.infantino.com
|Infantino LLC originally sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010; resold March 2010 through July 2011
|These recalled products were improperly disposed of by offering them for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores nationwide at various prices. The recalling firms listed below fully complied with the negotiated terms of their original recall. For additional information, www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12126.html and www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml10/10177.html
|Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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