As consumers we place our trust into companies and manufacturers to provide us with safe and effective products for our families and other loved ones. Unfortunately, many times products are found to be unsafe, even here in Tennessee and then a recall of the defective product is made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other federal agencies to try and protect us from further damages and personal injuries.
On March 24, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada in cooperation with the company Infantino, LLC in San Diego, California has recalled the “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings. They are now offering a free replacement program for these products. One million of these slings are being recalled in United States, and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada due to a suffocation risk.
Three deaths have occurred from using these slings in 2009 as reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These products are soft shoulder strap carriers that were used to help parents and caregivers carry around infants weighing up to twenty pounds. The “Wendy Bellissimo” slings were exclusively sold at “Babies R US”. The slings were sold between January 2003 and March 2010 at various stores carrying other related baby and infant products.
Consumers are advised to stop using these baby slings immediately and to contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product. It is also important not to try and fix the carriers.
If feel that you or a loved one suffered a personal injury due to this or other defective products, please contact Tennessee personal injury attorney at the Higgins Firm. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.