The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled children’s sleepwear sold at JCPenney and Amazon that violate federal flammability standards and pose burn hazards.
According to the agency, both products put children wearing the sleepwear at risk of injury.
Amazon has to take down approximately 9,200 children’s bathrobes produced by Chinese manufacturer and nightgown seller Ekouaer. Made of 65 percent cotton and 35 percent polyester, the hooded bathrobes were sold in short-sleeves and long-sleeves and in sizes 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150.
The long-sleeve bathrobes were sold in 11 colors: aqua blue, Christmas pattern, grid pattern, navy blue, pink, pink rainbow, purple, purple rainbow, rose red, red and sky blue. The short-sleeve bathrobes were sold in seven colors: aqua green, navy, pink, purple, red, rose and white.
Amazon sold the children’s wear from March 2020 through July 2021 at prices between $19 and $38, depending on the style. No incidents or injuries related to the bathrobes have been reported.
The CPSC recommended consumers to immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and contact Ekouaer for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the bathrobes will be asked to destroy the garments by cutting them in half and send the recalling firm a photo of the destroyed garment.
Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued a full refund of the purchase price. Ekouaer and Amazon will contact all known purchasers.
Approximately 450 Dots & Dreams Dollie & Me-branded children’s nightgowns were recalled from JCPenney. Made of 100 percent polyester and imported by Jammers Apparel Group of Canada, the short-sleeved nightgowns were sold in a rainbow print on a mint-green background and have “Wknd” screen-printed on the front of the garment.
Like the Amazon instance, no incidents or injuries related to the nightgowns have been reported.
Manufactured in China, the product was sold at JCPenney stores nationwide and online from March 2022 through May 2022 for between $20 and $40. They were sold in five sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and were accompanied by a matching doll-size nightgown, screen-printed with “No Glitter No Party.”
“Dots & Dreams,” “Made in China,” “CA#29504” and “RN#93166” are printed on the pajama’s neck label.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and contact Jammers Apparel Group for a full refund. Buyers will be asked to destroy the garments by cutting them in half and send the recalling firm a photo of the destroyed garment. Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued a full refund of the purchase price.
This is at least the third JCPenney product recall of the year, with the first coming in May when the CPSC recalled children’s robes manufactured by New Jersey-based Linum Home Textiles for also failing to meet federal flammability standards. These products were sold across other major retailers including Amazon, QVC, Overstock, Groupon, Wayfair, Zulily, Bed Bath & Beyond, Boscovs, Houzz and Kohl’s.
In September, the department store ironically also had to take a sanitizing tool that used UV light to disinfect surfaces from harmful bacteria off its shelves. MerchSource, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), conducted a recall of the Sharper Image UV Sanitizing Portable Wand for possible exposure to unsafe levels of radiation.
And for Amazon, the e-commerce giant recently had to take down a pair of Otto Momo children’s sandals from one of its exclusive sellers, Kolan, for potentially harmful amounts of lead. The sandals feature an inner layer laden with lead, which is “toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues,” the agency’s recall notice read.
The CPSC’s recent roundup of recalled products also included a lead violation. U.P. Fashion Corp., an importer based in Carlstadt, N.J., recalled children’s rings due to violation of a federal lead content ban. The metal base of the ring contains levels of toxic lead that exceed the ban.
According to the CPSC, the product was sold at dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from April 2021 through July 2022. Consumers will receive a full refund and can contact U.P. Fashion for information on properly disposing the rings.
Lead poisoning within apparel and accessories has become more of a concern after recent social media outcry brought new attention to the issue. Last October, Canadian watchdog program CBC “Marketplace” found that a toddler jacket sold by fast-fashion giant Shein contained nearly 20 times the amount of lead that Health Canada says is safe for children. Additionally, the China-based Gen Z darling sold a red purse that registered five times more than the agency’s threshold. Shein pulled the items from its website immediately upon learning about the harmful materials, the company told Sourcing Journal.
The CPSC also recalled several other consumer products on Thursday, including Ancheer e-bikes, Early Learning Centre Little Senses lights and sounds shape sorter toys, a set of scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs) from Cressi-Sub USA, Magic Chef air fryers and U-Line outdoor freezers.