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Children’s Apparel Recalled for Fire and Choking Hazard

The nation’s top safety watchdog recalled children’s clothing from three different makers, citing the risk of the garments catching on fire and other hazards.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued recalls for infantwear from Brooklyn children’s wear manufacturer Winter Water Factory, as well as two separate lines of children’s robes from New Jersey-based Linum Home Textiles and a Chinese manufacturer, NewCosplay.

The Winter Water Factory recalls applies to 46,500 products, including French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snapsuits, baby dresses and bibs sold on its website and in nationwide boutiques from August 2020 through April 2022 for $19-$49.

Children’s 100 percent cotton terry robes sourced from Turkey for Linum Home Textiles failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to kids wearing them, the agency said of the roughly 44,600 items recalled.

The long-sleeved, hooded robes have two front pockets and a sewn-in, side-seam matching belt in sizes small, medium and large and white, navy, pink, gray and purple colorways. “Made in Turkey,” “100% Combed Turkish Cotton,” the size and the washing instructions are printed on a sewn-in, side-seam label.

Of the three brands hit with the CPSC recall, Linum has the largest exposure to U.S. shoppers. From July 2017 through April 2022, the robe was sold online across its own e-commerce site Linum Towels, but also at Amazon, QVC, Overstock, Groupon, Wayfair, Zulily, Bed Bath & Beyond, Boscovs, Houzz, JCPenney and Kohl’s. Prices ranged between $25 and $40.

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NewCosplay, which makes animal-themed onesies and sells them on its own direct-to-consumer website and Amazon, had a much smaller footprint with approximately 3,160 recalled products. Like Linum’s robes, the NewCosplay onesies fell short of flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

The 100 percent micro polyester long-sleeved were sold in sizes 3T through 12 in 22 different patterns with two functional front pockets and a hood that is character theme with a mane, ears and horn. The sewn-in neck label displays the fiber content, washing instructions and “Made in China” in print. The sewn-in side seam label displays the garment’s size.

Winter Water Factory baby clothing recalled for safety hazards
A recalled Winter Water Factory infant romper. Winter Water Factory

The recalled products were sold from December 2021 through March 2022 for between $14 and $30, depending on the style.

No injuries have been reported across the recalls. But Winter Water Factory products prompted a flood of complaints.

The CPSC said it received 29 reports of snaps detaching between the prong ring and the stud or socket piece. The snaps on the recalled garments can detach and also expose small sharp prongs, posing choking and laceration hazards to young children.

The agency recommended consumers to immediately stop using the recalled items and contact Winter Water Factory for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of a store credit. Consumers should destroy the recalled garments by cutting them in half with scissors and then upload a photo of the destroyed garment(s) to the company’s website. Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued their choice of a full refund of the purchase price or a store credit with an additional 20 percent of the purchase price, whichever is higher.

For Linum Home Textiles products, consumers should immediately take the recalled robes away from children and contact the company to receive a pre-paid mailer and instructions on how to return the robe(s) for a full refund. The home textiles seller is also contacting consumers who purchased the robes directly from its website.

And for NewCosplay, the CPSC encourages consumers to immediately take the recalled robes away from children, stop using them and contact NewCosplay for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the robes from Amazon will be contacted through the e-commerce giant’s messaging platform and provided pre-paid mailers to return the products for a full refund. Consumers can also contact NewCosplay to request a postage pre-paid mailer to return the products for a full refund.

The mass recalls come a month after another children’s wear label, The Red League, was advised to recall pajamas sold on its own website, as well as at Elle Ella Boutique stores in California and JellyBeans stores in New York. Similar to both Linum Home Textiles and NewCosplay, The Red League’s merchandise failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

All of the recalled pajamas were sold from November 2020 through February 2022 for between $38 and $40.