More than 1 million baby slings recalled in wake of deaths

Federal regulators are recalling more than a million baby slings, just two weeks after warning parents that improper use of the carriers could suffocate infants.

The “Slingrider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” models, made by Infantino, may have possible links to several infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commissions announced Wednesday.

The CPSC issued a warning for all baby slings earlier this month, after at least 14 deaths in the last 20 years were associated with the popular product, including three in 2009 alone.

Babies, especially those under 4 months or those who are premature or in otherwise fragile health, can suffocate if the sling covers their nose or mouth.

Infantino is offering free replacement for the recalled models. For more information or to order your replacement, click here.

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