Baby Sling Warning

As many as 10,000 baby slings are being recalled in this country after being linked to the deaths of three babies in America.

Infantino says if you have the SlingRider or Wendy Bellissimo models you should stop using them immediately.

An investigation's found they could stop a baby from breathing properly, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings.

Infantino said that it was working with the CPSC and Trading Standards in the UK in an ongoing investigation of the baby carriers.

It said in a statement: "Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products, and we highly value the trust that mothers and families place in the company's products every day.

"Infantino is announcing a voluntary replacement programme for the Infantino SlingRider infant baby carriers to address concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This action is being taken in the US and Canada and also the UK and other European countries."

Baby experts and breast-feeding advocates insist that not all slings are dangerous. They say carriers that keep a newborn baby solidly against the mother's body in an upright position are safe.

Buckinghamshire trading standards commission said that parents should look at the Infantino website and follow the guidance.