Canadian Product Recall: Baby Slings
Health & Safety

Canadian Product Recall: Baby Slings

by Martha Scully

On March 23, 2010, Health Canada Consumer Product Safety issued a product recall for baby slings. Slings affected by the recall are the Infantino SlingRider™ and Infantino Wendy Bellissimo™ sold between January 2003 and March 2010 at Walmart, Babies “R” Us, other retail stores, and online at Amazon.com.

The slings are being recalled due to risk of suffocation or smothering of a child under 4 months of age between the parent/caregiver’s body and the fabric of the sling. At this time, Health Canada has not received any reports of injury or death caused by the sling, but the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 3 reports of infant death.

Health Canada advises consumers to stop using this product immediately and contact Infantino immediately for a replacement product. For full information on the recall and steps to return the defective product and receive a replacement, please visit Health Canada's recall website at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2009/12803r-eng.php.

*This information is reported by CanadianNanny.ca for informational purposes only. Please visit the Health Canada website for more information about the recall. Check out all of our Health & Safety posts here.

About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.