Choking Hazard Prompts Infant Bodysuit Recall

Choking hazards prompt an infant bodysuit recall, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.

About 128,000 Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments are being recalled. The defective Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments were imported and manufactured by Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, New York; manufactured in Bangladesh; and 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. The recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9.

The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, which poses a choking hazard to infants and young children. To date, the firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves H.W. 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 come in pastel blue, pink, and yellow; are packaged as solids, stripes, and patterns; and are sold in packages of two, three, or five. The style number can be found on the rear of the packaging, with the following style numbers affected:

Watch the Wear Bodysuit
• N8963LB
• N8963LG
• N8963LN
• N8964B1
• N8964B2
• N8964G1
• N8964G2
• N8964LB
• N8964LG
• N8964LN
• N8964N1
• N8991LW

Watch the Wear Sleep ‘n Play
• N8965LB
• N8965LG
• N8965LN

Consumers are advised to immediately discontinue use of the defective, recalled garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments. Weeplay can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.226.2200 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday or by e-mail at info@weeplaykids.com.

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