Gov't to warn on baby slings because of deaths

(AP) - The U.S. government is preparing a safetywarning about baby slings - those popular and fashionable infantcarriers that parents can sling around their chests

WASHINGTON - (AP) - The U.S. government is preparing a safetywarning about baby slings - those popular and fashionable infantcarriers that parents can sling around their chests to carry theirbaby.

The concern is that infants can suffocate, and a few have.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum saysher agency is getting ready to issue a general warning to thepublic, likely to go out this week, about the baby carriers.

She did not single out any specific slings or discuss at leastseven reported deaths linked to them.

Safety advocates have cautioned that some slings, where the babyfalls into a curved or "C-like" position inside the sling, canlead to suffocation by restricting the baby's breathing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The robbery happened at the T-Mobile store located 1 Police: Suspects steal $23K in product from T-Mobile store
An 11-year-old model and actress from the Bronx 2 11-year-old Bronx model, actress invited to Kids' Choice Awards
Nassau Police say a Hempstead man has been 3 Police: Man arrested for sex assault of child, stabbing 2 women
4 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'
The Dominican-born Bronx artist Francesca Alcantara wants to 5 Kingsbridge artist takes on gentrification

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE