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Carter’s Recalls Children’s Cardigan Sets Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product:
3-piece penguin cardigan sets
Hazard:

The cardigan’s toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
May 02, 2018
Units:
About 107,200 (in addition, about 8,800 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Carter’s Consumer Affairs department at 800-692-4674 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.carters.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Carter’s 3-piece penguin cardigan sets. The recalled sets consist of a white embroidered penguin bodysuit, a grey cardigan with a hood and matching pair of pants. They were sold in sizes newborn to 24 months. Style number 127G596 is printed on the front of the care tag sewn on the inside of the cardigan, and the UPC number is printed on the back of the same care tag. The UPC numbers are 190795798203, 190795798166, 190795798173, 190795798180, 190795798135, 190795798142, 190795798159. The style number and UPC number are also printed on the price tag.

 

Size UPC Style No.
NB 190795798203 127G596
3M 190795798166
6M 190795798173
9M 190795798180
12M 190795798135
18M 190795798142
24M 190795798159
Remedy:

Consumer should immediately take the recalled cardigan sets away from children, stop using them and return them to a Carter’s store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card. Consumers can also contact Carter’s Consumer Affairs department and request a free return label and envelope to return the cardigan for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.

Incidents/Injuries:

Carter’s received three reports of children putting a detached toggle button in their mouths. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Carter’s, Bon-Ton, Burlington Stores, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Ross Stores, Toys “R” Us, and other stores nationwide and online at www.carters.com from July 2017 through March 2018 for about $40.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

The William Carter Company, of Atlanta, Ga.

Recall number:
18-148
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