A couple of weeks ago we posted about the CPSC warning on slings. In that post we discussed the dangers of "bag style" slings like the Infantino Slingrider. At the time, Infantino continued to maintain that the Slingrider was safe despite the research and evidence of deaths attributed to positional asphyxia in the Slingrider in particular. We are happy to report that today the CPSC has issued a recall of the Slingrider and the Infantino made Wendy Bellisimo bag sling. We hope this will encourage other makers of similar style baby duffles to remove them from the market.
Any carrier that places a newborn or infant in an unnatural position for carrying in arms is not a safe choice. Any carrier that forces baby to have her chin to her chest is unsafe. If you are unsure if your carrier is safe, please seek help from a babywearing educator.
If you are looking for safe, comfortable choices for wearing your infant or toddler, attend a Babywearing International of DC/MD/VA meeting, skilled babywearers will be able to help you try carriers and learn safe positioning. We look forward to helping you become a safe babywearer.