Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Frightening recalls on baby Slings!
We have pulled all recalled units off our shelves, and still encourage the use of a proper carrier. Our favorite, the "Baby K'tan Baby Carrier" - which we still offer here at BPG - has issued the following statement that we wanted to share with you:
"The Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") has issued a warning advising parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four (4) months old. (See CPSC Warning).
Since its inception, "safety first" has been the focal point of Baby K'tan. Baby K'tan, LLC commends the CPSC safety warning as an important milestone in helping parents and caregivers continue the ancient practice of baby wearing in a proper and safe manner.
The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier has never been subject to a CPSC recall, and our company has always maintained strict safety standards. We provide written instructions and warnings with every Baby Carrier, as well as video instructions and written instructions on our website, so that our customers are well educated on the proper and safe use of the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier. See Safety Warnings (please notice warning #7 which clearly addresses points in the CPSC warning). And, of course, our customer service personnel are available to answer individual questions.
The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier's unique double loop design was specifically designed so that infants can be held in a more upright position, as compared to traditional slings. This is meant to mimic the position in which a parent would hold a baby in their arms, with the baby's head at or close to the parent's chest. Parents and caregivers can also carry infants in the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier in a more upright Kangaroo position.
We, at Baby K'tan, have always stressed the importance of safety. Following our instructions and warnings when using the Baby K'tan Baby Carrier will help achieve a safe and secure environment for parent/caregiver and baby.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 866.yes.ktan (866.937.5826) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns you may have.
Baby K'tan has joined the ASTM committee to create guidelines for safe and proper infant positioning in baby carriers and slings".