Infantino Baby Slings Recalled over Fears of Suffocation SlingRider baby carriers recalled 26.03.2010 The manufacturer Infantino has recalled 4 models of its popular SlingRider baby carrier in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada after fears were raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that use of baby slings was linked to the deaths of 3 children in the USA in 2009. Approximately 10,000 of the SlingRider models have been sold in the UK. Infantino has also recalled a similar product, the Wendy Bellissimo in the USA and Canada.The following Infantino models have been recalled in the UK:SlingRider - Model 551-710 SlingRider - Model 551-734 SlingRider - Model 151-321 SlingRider - Model 151-322The products have been recalled as they pose a risk of suffocation to children under four months old. Also potentially at risk are children born prematurely, children with a low birth weight and children with breathing problems.The slings pose a risk as the soft fabric which they are made from can press against the face of the child and cause suffocation. Concerns have also been raised that a baby’s head may also be forced forwards whilst they are in a sling causing restriction of their airways, thereby increasing the chances of suffocation.The CPSC was critical of this type of baby carrier and stated that it had investigated at least a further 14 deaths in the last 20 years associated with baby slings. This criticism was not aimed solely at Infantino.If you or someone you know has been affected by this recall, our experts may be able to help. Fill in our online claims form for free legal advice. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 16.07.2018Family Speak Out After Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident Is Sentenced 16.07.2018Parents Of Bradford Man Who Committed Suicide ‘After NHS Trust Failings’ Demand Mental Health Improvements 16.07.2018South Of England Leads 2028 League Table Of Economic Growth 16.07.2018Leeds Sets Employment Growth Standard In Q1 2018 16.07.2018Wimbledon Champion Alfie Hewett Becomes Irwin Mitchell’s Superhero Tri Team Captain 16.07.2018Manchester 'Enjoyed Employment Boost At Start Of 2018'