Product Hazard: Infant slings by Sprout Stuff pose suffocation risk

06/02/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Austin, TX—Sprout Stuff, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled nearly 40 Sprout Stuff infant ring slings. The slings, which the CPSC has advised consumers to stop using, pose a risk of suffocation to infants.

The Sprout Stuff infant sling is fabric/natural muslin, which comes equipped with or without a shoulder pad. The sling is designed to carry children by parents or caregivers up to the age of 2. On the backside of the tail’s hem the words “Sprout Stuff” are imprinted on the sling.

The United States-made infant slings were sold directly to consumers between October 2006 and May 2007. The slings retailed for between $35 and $45. Sprout Stuff is directly contacting all known purchasers of the sling.

The CPSC and Sprout Stuff have received one report, concerning the death of a 10-year-old involving the recalled sling in Round Rock, Texas in 2007.

Consumers can contact Sprout Stuff to return the sling to receive a full refund. Contact Sprout Stuff toll-free at (877) 319-3103 anytime, email Sprout Stuff at [email protected] or contact the firm by mail at Sprout Stuff Refunds, P.O. Box 612, Buda, Texas 78610.

The CPSC advises consumers to not attempt to fix the slings.

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