The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking a look at the safety of infant swings. Over the past 20 years, there has been 14 infant death linked to infant slings. 12 of those deaths were involved babies younger than 4 months. The infant slings pose a suffocation hazard to the babies.
Many of the babies who died in slings were either a low birth weight twin, were born prematurely, or had breathing issues such as a cold. Therefore, CPSC urges parents of preemies, twins, babies in fragile health and those with low weight to use extra care and consult their pediatricians about using slings.