Thursday, March 25, 2010

Over 1 Million Baby Slings Recalled

Days ago, US had recalled over 1 million baby slings which involved few brands (Click here to read the news) following claims linking them to three infant deaths. US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a broad warning about sling-styled baby carriers, saying they posed suffocation hazards to infants especially babies under 4 months. Make sure the infant's face is not covered (face up) and is always visible to the sling's wearer. The potential risks:
1) the sling's fabric may press against the baby's nose and mouth, blocking the airway (breathing) and causing suffocation.
2) the sling may cause the infant's head to flop forward and restrict breathing.

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