Recalls this week: Children’s clothing and pajamas, baby blankets, tea kettles
Friday, August 23, 2013
Several types of children’s clothing that fail to meet flame-resistance standards are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include baby blankets that pose a choking hazard and defective tea kettles.
DETAILS: HALO SleepSack wearable blankets with pink satin flowers. They are white cotton with pink-edged ruffles and a pink satin rose embellishment on the front. These sack-shaped wearable blankets have cut-outs for the baby’s arms, a zipper down the center, a sewn bottom and were sold in small and medium sizes. Only SleepSack products with GPU numbers 2701, 2781, 2886, 2887, 3007, 3035, and 3142 printed on a neck label under the primary neck label are included in the recall. They were sold at Babies R Us and www.babiesrus.com from December 2011 through July 2013.
WHY: Petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets including one report of an infant found gagging on a detached petal.
HOW MANY: About 27,000.
FOR MORE: Call Halo Innovations at 866-819-8118, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.halosleep.com and click on the product recall link on the home page for more information.
DETAILS: Apple Park children’s two-piece loungewear sets from the Bamboo Loungewear Collection. They were sold in children’s sizes 6 months through size 4. The sets consist of a long-sleeve shirt paired with matching full-length pants with elastic waistband. The collar, ankles, and wristbands are solid-color. The sets come in five animal character prints: pink “bunny,” blue “cubby,” white/green “ducky,” violet “lamby” and green “monkey.” “GPU CO815” is printed on sewn labels at the pants waistline and along the shirt’s bottom right side seam.
WHY: The loungewear garments fail to meet children’s sleepwear federal flammability standards which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug-fitting or flame resistant, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,250.
FOR MORE: Call Apple Park at 866-708-4695 or visit www.applepark.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles with a black enamel finish and a solid black resin handle. The Chefmate logo is stamped on the bottom of the aluminum tea kettle. They were sold at Target stores and at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013.
WHY: Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: 13 reports of incidents, including five reports of steam traveling up the handle, three reports of hot water spilling from the spout, and a report of a hot handle. In addition, four consumers reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 716,000 in the U.S. and 1,400 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Wilton Industries at 866-255-9237 or visit www.wilton.com and click on Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: Klever Kids children’s 100-percent Pima cotton pajama sets and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 2 through 8. The pajama sets include two-piece long-sleeve shirt and pant sets with an elastic waistband and two-piece short-sleeve shirt and short sets with an elastic waistband. The sets were sold in multiple prints including shark print, ballerinas, black and blue skeletons, flowers, pink with white polka dot pattern, a two-toned set with navy and blue striped monster print, and paisley print with green fabric on the edge. The nightgowns are short-sleeved with a gathered shoulder hem. The nightgowns were sold in multiple prints including ballerinas, pink with white polka dots, flowers and paisleys. All the garments have a printed label at the neck that reads “KleverKids live (Heart) laugh (Heart) love.” Some of the pajamas sets are labeled as “flame resistant sleepwear” by a sewn-in garment label along the shirt’s bottom right side seam. They were sold from September 2012 through March 2013.
WHY: The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,000.
FOR MORE: Call Klever Kids at 855-553-8375 or visit www.shopkleverkids.com and click on the Product Recall link on the bottom of the page for more information.
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