On February 3rd, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with H.W. Carter & Son’s and Weeplay announced a voluntary recall of their Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play One piece garments due to a potential choking hazard.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
This recall involves H.W. Carter & Sons/Carter’s Watch the Wear bodysuits and sleep ‘n play one-piece garments. The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children. “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 list of the style numbers located on the packaging for each of the effected garmets can be found at the CPSC website.
Approximately 128,000 of these infant bodysuits were sold at 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 and they were manufactured in Bangladesh.
As of February 3rd, 2012, Carter’s has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported as of yet and further updates to this recall will be posted on the CPSC website.
What should you do if you own or have purchased any of these Products?
Consumers should immediately discontinue use of garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell items that have been recalled.
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.