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CPSC Releases a New Statement on Sling Safety: Better… but Still Falls Short

As you know, we’ve been following the the Consumer Protection Safety Commission’s actions on slings for the last few months (see our previous posts here and here).  Thanks to the efforts of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance and the greater babywearing community, the CPSC did back off its most recent…

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When the Watchdog Goes Awry: The CPSC’s Misguided Assault on Slings

According to its mission statement, the “U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.”  I think most consumers would agree that a government watchdog charged with holding companies…


CPSC Issues Another Sling Recall…But Misses the Mark on Sling Safety

On June 2, the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission issued a recall of Sprout Stuff Ring Slings.  Only about 40 of the recalled slings are in circulation according the recall press release.  One infant death (in 2007) is attributed to the sling. Unlike the Infantino recall in March 2010, this…