Call 24/7 for a Free Case Review

(888) 233-5020

(619) 233-5020

Child Injuries

How Can we Help you?

Get to Know the
Jurewitz Law Group
Learn About Our
No Fee Guarantee®
See Reviews From
Past Clients
Get Answers to Frequently
Asked Questions
I’m Ready for My
Free Consultation

San Diego Defective Baby Sling Lawyers

Baby Slings & The Potential for Suffocation

As a parent, you know that the more you carry your baby, the less he will cry. Though, not all of us have the time and energy to carry our child as much as they would like. Many parents and guardians have to multitask and with a crying infant, that is hard to do. As a result, they turn to baby slings, which allows a baby to feel the same nurture and closeness to a parent while freeing the parent to do what they need to do.

When baby slings are used correctly, they can be a godsend. However, some parents and caregivers fail to read instructions and take the proper safety precautions before putting their infant into these slings, especially for babies younger than four months old. In the first two months of life, a baby cannot adequately control its head, which may lead to suffocation if the fabric presses against the infant's nose and mouth, leading to a sudden infant death.

In fact, Don Mays, of Consumer Reports, recommends that parents and guardians don't use slings at all. "There are safer ways of carrying your baby than in a sling," she says.

Safety Tips When Using Baby Slings

  • Make sure the baby's entire face is visible at all times.
  • Do not allow the baby's head to be covered by any fabric.
  • Be sure that the baby is not hunched over with his chin touching the chest.
  • Prevent the baby's face from pressing tightly against the wearer.

Most baby sling manufactures advise that babies must be 4 months or older to be put in the sling.

Baby Sling Recalls

In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Infantino, LLC of San Diego, issued a recall of the Infantino's "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissino" infant slings. In addition to this, a warning was issued about baby sling carriers after a string of infant deaths due to these slings. These slings are designed for infants weighing up to twenty pounds. However, after a further investigation by the CPSC, the babies who died in the slings were either of a low birth weight, were born prematurely, or had breathing complications from conditions like cold symptoms.

Parents of premature babies, twins babies in fragile health, and those with low birth weight should use extra care and consult their pediatricians about using slings.

Contact a San Diego Defective Product Injury Attorney

If your child has been injured or killed because of a baby sling defect, you are entitled compensation for medical costs and for the loss of your child. Baby products need to pass through rigorous testing and consumers who buy these products should be able to trust that they are safe for their infants. When baby sling manufacturers don't exercise the necessary precautions before opening it up to the market, they must take responsibility for the risks involved. The San Diego child injury lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group are skilled at handling defective product cases and wrongful death claims when kids are involved. We will get you the reparations you need and deserve. Call our personal injury law office at (888) 233-5020.

Additional Information

Blog for Child Injuries

Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.

All Awards & Memberships

Not Sure Where to Start?

At Jurewitz Law Group, we understand that your situation can be overwhelming and we want to help you however we can. Choose from the options below to help you get started or call us today for a free consultation at (888) 233-5020.

Downtown San Diego Location

600 B Street, Suite 1550
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 233-5020
Fax: (888) 233-3180
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020
Click to see Map

North County San Diego Location

2244 Faraday Ave. Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 585-4640
Fax: (888) 233-3180
Toll Free: (888) 233-5020
Click to see Map

Copyright © 2018 Jurewitz Law Group, All Rights Reserved, Reproduced with Permission. Serving communities throughout Southern California.

San Diego Defective Baby Sling Lawyer Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting