Infant-Sling Danger

You may have seen this article in the March 25 Inquirer. It’s very sad…a warning to parents.

Since Feb. 20, 2009, Anthoinette Medley has been living a parent’s worst nightmare.

That was the day Medley tucked her 7-week-old twins into matching SlingRider baby carriers, one on each shoulder, for a trip into Center City. When she ran into a friend at the Gallery, she wanted to show off her baby boys, Nelsir and Timir Scott. But when she opened Nelsir’s sling, he didn’t seem to be breathing.

Today, 13 months after Nelsir’s death, Medley won a small victory: Infantino L.L.C., the San Diego company that makes the SlingRider and the identical Wendy Bellissimo infant sling, said it had agreed to recall about a million of the slings sold in the last seven years at stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Babies R Us.