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Washington, D.C. — After numerous incidents of injury, 100,000 infant sling carriers made by Infantino have been recalled.

Thursday the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of the SlingRider Infant Carrier. The slings have a plastic slider on the fabric strap that can break causing infants to fall out of the carrier.

There have been ten reports of the sliders breaking. Eight babies actually fell out of the carriers, four of which had impact injuries and were taken to the emergency room. One baby received a fractured skull.

The recall involves the Infantino SlingRider carriers with item numbers 141-210, 151-210, 151-528 and 151-534.

They were sold at Target Stores, Babies R Us, BJ´s Wholesale Club, Modecraft and other retailers nationwide from July 2006 through February 2007.

Products labeledMade in Thailand” orNew 2007 Design” are not included in the recall.

For more information, contact the safety commission at (800) 638-2772.

Written by Vanessa Turner.