25 Mar 2010

Stores take baby slings off shelves following US recall

12:23 pm on 25 March 2010

Five New Zealand stores have been asked to take some baby slings off their shelves following a major recall in North America sparked by reports of three deaths.

United States and Canadian consumer watchdogs have announced the recall of more than 1 million SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo slings made by the company Infantino.

New Zealand supplier Green Company says 19 of the SlingRiders were brought into this country.

It says it has tracked down three quarters of those who bought them, but its bigger concern is people who may have purchased them overseas.

The owner of Auckland store Baby Bug, Paulette Day, says she thought it was a good product.