The US Consumer Products Safety Commission is getting ready to issue a warning about the safety or lack thereof of sling-style baby carriers.

Saying that all slings are dangerous because some certain brands have failed is like saying all cars are deathtraps because certain Toyota models have failed.

I was getting ready to write an entire post about doing research and learning how to use slings correctly for maximum safety, but then frequent commenter Kate wrote one that was better than what I was going to say anyway. Please go read it, if you're at all interested in the sling issue, or in the dynamics of corporations vs. small businesses.