Children’s products continue to pose safety concerns.
The William Carter company recalled thousands of footed fleece pajamas due to puncture and laceration hazards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.
“For over 150 years, Carter’s has worked diligently to earn the trust of generations of families—a trust we work hard to maintain,” a company spokesperson said to Sourcing Journal. “As part of that trust and overall commitment to safety, we wanted to make you aware of a potential safety issue with our Carter’s infant one-piece fleece, footed pajama. Working in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada, Carter’s is conducting a voluntary recall of these pajamas sold between July 2022 and September 2022. Small pieces of metal wire were identified in a limited number of these styles, posing a skin scratch or puncture hazard to young children.”
Recalled on Nov. 17, the yellow pajamas, which have pink animal graphics and an all-over heart design, feature a small metal wire that could poke or cut the wearers. They were sold in children’s sizes 12M, 18M and 24M.
Manufactured in Cambodia, over 50,000 units—plus roughly 200 sold in Canada—were sold at Carter’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Belk, Boscov’s and other stores nationwide as well as online from July 2022 through September 2022 for about $22.
Style number 1O102410 is printed on the front of the care tag sewn on the inside of the pajamas, and the UPC number is printed on the back of the same care tag. The UPC numbers included in the recall are 195861313861, 195861313878, and 195861313885. The style number and UPC number are also printed on the price tag.
No injuries have been reported.
“Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajama away from children and return them to Carter’s store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card,” Carter’s spokesperson said. “Consumers may also contact the Carter’s Consumer Affairs department and request a free return label and envelope to return the pajama for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.”
Earlier this month, TJX recalled around 108,000 Mittal International baby blankets after the CPSC found that threads in the chenille weave can come loose, posing choking, entrapment and strangulation hazards. In October, children’s sleepwear sold at JCPenny and Amazon was recalled for violating federal flammability standards and posing burn hazards. The safety watchdog recalled children’s clothing from three different makers, stating the apparel risked catching on fire, in May.