NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Communications||Washington, D.C.|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 226-2200
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Weeplay Kids Recalls Infant Bodysuits Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments
Units: About 128,000
Importer/Manufacturer: Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves H.W. Carter & Sons/Carter’s Watch the Wear bodysuits and sleep ‘n play one-piece garments. “Carter’s Watch the Wear” is printed on the front of the package and on the inside neckline. The garments are pastel blue, pink and yellow, and packaged as solids, stripes and patterns. They are sold in packages of two, three or five. The style numbers are located on the rear of the packaging, with the following style numbers affected:
Watch the Wear Sleep ‘n Play
Sold by: Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD’s Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine’s, R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers and Youngland stores nationwide. Recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9.
Manufactured in: Bangladesh
Remedy: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Weeplay toll-free at (888) 226-2200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at email@example.com
Two-pack sleep ‘n play
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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