International Baby Gear Expert Slams U.S. Failure to Protect Families from Dangerous Baby Slings, and Warns of New Dangers Ahead

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“All Baby Gear, Should Be Independently Tested and Not Just in the Manufacturer’s Own Test Lab”

Baby deaths from the use of baby slings could have been prevented with appropriate pre-market independent testing. This was the message sent out today to baby gear manufacturers and all parents by Minnesota based International Baby Expert, Victoria Staten.

According to Victoria Staten, the former Group Vice President of New York fashion house, Kenneth Cole, now an International Expert in Baby Gear, it was simply a matter of when not if the baby death tragedies might happen.

“Baby slings have been in use for hundreds of years, but they always were inherently unsafe and not ideal for today’s busy multi-tasking moms,” she said. “Products shouldn't be exempt from rigorous testing just because they have been in existence for many years.”

“After performing extensive research into baby gear when I became pregnant while a senior executive in the fashion industry, I was appalled to find that some products escaped US safety testing.”

Receiving the Mom’s Best Award for Innovation in baby gear, Victoria Staten, became recognized as a leading authority on baby gear.

Victoria warns of new dangers ahead in other un-tested products on the store shelves now.

“Moses baskets are another type of product that has been in existence for more than a millennia, and seem to have slipped through the safety testing nets as well. While at a test facility in the U.K., I have personally seen moses baskets rip apart like paper under normal safety testing procedures. Why should they escape rigorous safety testing too?”

Victoria calls for all potentially dangerous baby gear, especially child carriers, such as baby wraps and slings, to be independently safety tested and warns parents to be aware of the possible new dangers ahead for moses baskets.

“I know that I will be criticized by some manufacturers not wishing to spend the enormous amounts of money needed for independent testing, but If I can save just one child’s life it’s worth it.”

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