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Infantino Announces Free Replacement of SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo Baby Carriers
Infantino Commits to Work with Consumer Product Safety Commission on Ongoing Investigation of Sling-Style Baby Carriers
SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2010 Infantino President Jack Vresics issued the following statement today:
"At Infantino, our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products, and we highly value the trust that mothers and families place in the companyâ€™s products every day. Infantino has a well-earned reputation for designing safe and enjoyable products that are manufactured to the highest quality standards.
Infantino is announcing a voluntary replacement program for the Infantino SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo infant baby carriers to address concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). One million of these infant slings are being recalled in the United States and 15,000 are being recalled in Canada.
Our company is comprised of moms, dads, sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents and we care deeply about the quality and safety of our products. Safety is our number one concern and today's announcement of a free replacement program reflects this commitment. As an industry leader, Infantino has also been working closely with CPSC and other agencies, as well as the international agency ASTM to develop safety standards for baby slings to ensure that these products are safe and that they are used appropriately. We will continue to play a leadership role in the industry and to cooperate closely with CPSC as it continues its investigation of all baby slings."
Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product.
Contact Infantino at 866.860.1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
On March 12, 2010, CPSC warned consumers against the use of all sling-style baby carriers in certain circumstances and announced that it was actively investigating all baby sling carriers to determine what additional action may be appropriate.
Infantino is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Infantino is a major player in infant, toddler, and preschool categories. With functional designs, its popular product lines range from classic baby toys and puzzles, soft baby carriers and simple baby travel systems. Visit www.infantino.com for more information.