June 4, 2010 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of a specific brand of infant slings after the death of a young child in Texas was linked to these particular slings. According to reports from The Associated Press, a 10-day-old boy from Round Rock, Texas, died after he was suffocated in a Sprout Stuff sling.The Sprout Stuff slings, which are handmade in Austin, Texas, are made of cloth with a metal ring. Only 40 of these slings were sold, so the recall will not affect a great number of consumers. Even so, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is using this information to remind consumers about the dangers of infant slings. Even slings that have not been recalled can pose a danger if the cloth material presses over the child’s airway. The sling can also position the infant with its head too far over its chest, which can also restrict breathing. This recall follows on the heels of a much larger recall of Infantino infant slings in March. This recall affected 1 million slings.The child who died in the Sprout Stuff sling has not been identified, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission did say that his death occurred in 2007. There’s no word on why it took more than three years for the recall to be announced.