The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Carterâ€™s, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, are advising parents and caregivers that they have received reports that some babies and infants have developed rashes on their upper backs after wearing <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Carterâ€™s clothing that bears heat-transferred, or â€œtag-less,â€ labels.Â This advisory applies to Carterâ€™s Fall 2007 product line.
According to the CPSC, the Fall 2007 line uses a label on the inside back of the garment that has a raised surface with a solid, as opposed to a stenciled, background. The current advisory does not apply to previous and current product lines, which utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds.Â The garments were manufactured and were sold at Carterâ€™s own retail stores and at department and chain stores nationwide.
If your child develops a rash on the upper back after wearing garments that have a â€œtag-lessâ€ label with a solid background, you should stop using these garments and contact your pediatrician if the rash persists or worsens.Â For additional information, visit Carterâ€™s website at http://www.carters.com/corporate/tagless_message.aspx, or contact Carterâ€™s toll free at 1-888-282-4674 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carters has issued several recalls of its clothes over the past several years. Â Carterâ€™s announced a recall of 31,000 of its brand name childrenâ€™s overalls in 2005 because the plastic center of the decorative snaps on those garments could detach, posing a choking hazard.Â At the time, Carter’s received 14 reports of snap centers detaching.Â Those products were manufactured in China and Thailand.
A few years earlier, Carterâ€™s recalled approximately 600,000 infant jumpsuits for repair because a ribbon that ran through the zipper pull-tab could detach, resulting in a potential choking hazard.Â In that case, Carter’s received four reports of children detaching the ribbons, putting them in their mouths, and starting to gag or choke.