Which? tests uncover dangerous baby carriers online

We put 11 cheap baby carriers and slings bought from Amazon, eBay or Aliexpress through British safety standard tests. Ten had at least one serious failure and nine could be potentially lethal if used to carry a real baby.

The safety and durability issues we uncovered could cause serious injury to your baby or toddler, and include falling out of a broken carrier, trapping fingers in a tight mesh and even suffocation.

The one product that passed our testing was later found to be a counterfeit version of a popular Ergobaby Omni 360 carrier.

All of the carriers and slings from these online marketplaces cost less than £30, which is extremely cheap considering they typically cost more than…