Advisory: Health Canada Reminds Parents to Exercise Caution When Using Infant Slings and Soft Infant Carriers
OTTAWA - March 12, 2010: Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers to exercise caution when using infant slings and soft infant carriers. Injuries tend to happen when:
- the baby falls from the sling or soft carrier when the caregiver trips and falls;
- the product malfunctions or its hardware breaks;
- the baby slips and falls over the side or through the leg openings; or
- the baby suffocates as a result of improper positioning of the baby or product use.