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Baby Sling Causes Death in PA; Recalled

Parents, beware.  The Infantino "Sling Rider" has been recalled after causing a child to suffocate.  

PA personal injury attorney and spokesperson for the mother of the victim said that the mother became aware that something was wrong when she noticed blood on the bib of one of her twin boys, nestled in the sling. She had gone to the mall to show off her newborn twin boys to her friends.

After she noticed the blood on his bib, Anthoinete Medley went to the ladies room in the mall. Her baby, Nelsir Medley, was unresponsive. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was declared dead, believed to have died of suffocation caused by the sling.

Nelsir Medley was only seven weeks old at the time of his death. 

On Wednesday, Infantino, a leader in baby-goods, recalled their "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" infant slings in the United States and in Canada. There have been three reported deaths linked to the sling, although no indication has been given on the exact cause of the deaths, as they relate to the slings. 

Infantino slings are commonly sold almost anywhere baby goods are sold. The "Wendy Bellissimo" collection is sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us. Infantino plans to provide affected consumers with replacement items; a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow and Play Activity Gym.    

There is no word whether Medley has decided to ask her PA personal injury attorney file action against Infantino, although she is believed to be contemplating such action. 

Affected consumers should immediately contact a PA personal injury attorney to discuss their rights and remedies. 

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