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Update: Infantino Baby Carrier Hip Dysplasia Lawsuit Filed in California
A recent lawsuit filed in the Southern District of California alleges that Infantino “Flip” baby carriers are defectively designed in a manner that does not provide adequate support for the infant’s hips. “As a result, the Baby Carrier presents a dangerous risk of hip dysplasia, particularly with prolonged use,” the complaint states. “From at least 2002, Infantino was aware, or should have been aware, that the Baby Carrier’s design carried a dangerous propensity to cause hip dysplasia in children.”
What’s the Problem?
This recall affects the following Infantino soft infant and toddler carriers, according to a CPSC Recall Notice :
- Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic Carrier – Lot Code 2018 0619
- Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic Carrier – Lot Code 2018 0719
- Flip Front2back Carrier – Lot Code 2018 0719
- Up Close Newborn Carrier – Lot Code 2018 0719
The front-facing infant carriers are cotton with a front padded pouch, CPSC said. The carriers have a black body and black straps or a gray body and black straps.
Affected baby carriers were sold at Target and other major retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from November 2019 through December 2019 for between $30 and $50.
If you purchased a baby carrier that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to receive a new replacement carrier.
Related Article: Baby Carrier Lawsuit Update
$8 Million Settlement for Death of Infant in Infantino Baby Carrier
A woman whose infant son died after being placed in an Infantino SlingRider filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer in February 2009. According to the lawsuit, the tragedy took place when Plaintiff Antoinette Medley was carrying her infant twin sons in an Infantino SlingRider, which was a semi-structured bag-type sling worn over the shoulder while shopping in Center City Philadelphia.
When Medley checked on her twins, she noticed that her 7-1/2 week son Nelsir Scott was not responsive. Despite CPR administered by EMTs and immediate transport to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Nelsir could not be revived and was pronounced dead, according to the lawsuit.
Medley subsequently filed strict product liability and negligence claims against Infantino, alleging that the SlingRider was defectively designed and unsafe for its intended use. The complaint alleges that the product did not provide any head and neck support for infants carried within it, and caused infants to assume a chin-on-chest position, which can impede breathing and cause positional asphyxia. Infantino had never evaluated the design of the product for any potential suffocation risk, according to the lawsuit.
The case settled for $8 million in September 2013.
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See all related product liability lawsuits our attorneys covered so far.
Do I Have an Infantino Baby Carrier Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Infantino Baby Carrier Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one was harmed by a baby carrier, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.