Recent Children’s Products Choking Hazards Recalls

Product recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the most recent products taken off the market due to the increased risk of entrapment and choking. Carter’s alone has recalled more than 200,000 of its one-piece, footed cotton clothing for infants.

The Carter’s recall involves eight styles of the infant onesies, which have a zipper from the foot to the neck and were sold in sizes newborn, three, six, and nine months. The following imprints are printed on the fabric inside the neck collar: Baby’s B’gosh, Child of Mine, or Just One You. These products were sold at OshKosh B’gosh, Target, and Walmart between December 2012 and January 2013 nationwide. The zippers on these products can become detached, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Parents are urged to take the recalled clothing immediately away from infants and return them to Carter’s for a full refund. The company may be contacted at 888.282.4674, or online at carters.com (click on the Product Recalls tab). A comprehensive list of all the affected products may be found here.

A second recall was recently announced by Children’s Apparel Network, affecting more than 9,000 of its Girl’s Three-Piece Clothing Sets. The vests that come with these sets come with a belt that could become caught in small or protruding spaces (such as vehicle doors) and poses a risk of entanglement. The recall involves girl’s “Young Hearts” brand sets, which were sold with a pink vest, black pullover shirt and knit pants in sizes 12 months to 6X.

“Young Hearts” is printed on the inside shirt label of the affected products, along with a black bow on the left front and pink elastic belt with silver clasps. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to immediately remove the pink belt from the vest to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. The Young Hearts sets were sold primarily at Conway, Citi Trends, Duckwall-Alco, and on Amazon.com from September 2012 to December 2012.

A third recall was recently initiated by the Land of Nod retail store, affecting more than 2.500 plush dolls. The small hands on these dolls can easily detach, posing choking hazard to young children. The CPSC has already received at least one report of the doll hand detaching and three of the hands loosening. The plush dolls were sold at the Land of Nod retail store and on its website, between October 2012 and March 2013, for about $30.

The dolls come in five styles and colors, made completely of fabric, and are about 12 inches tall. They are dressed in a one-piece printed floral fabric with a white lace trimmed bonnet over the head. They include the Clara doll in yellow, Eleanor doll in light blue, Hannah doll in cream, Lila doll in dark blue, and Rose doll in red.

The final recall we would like to report is affecting 4,000 Gingham Bunny’s infant forks and spoons, made by Winkuan Metals Technology Co., and imported by Reed and Barton. The utensils were sold as an infant feeding spoon, in a three-piece set with a bowl and bib, and in a fork and spoon set. The utensils are silver-colored and nickel-plated, and have a bunny with pink ears at the end of the handle. They were sold at various gift shops, online, and at Reed and Barton factory stores from September 2012 through January 2013. The utensils were recalled because the pink coloring on the rabbit’s ears can come off, posing choking and ingestion hazards to children.

Product recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm urge American consumers to stay up-to-date on recalls and dangerous products, especially those pertaining to children. If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to a defective or recalled product, you may be entitled to significant compensation through a lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer or retailer.

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