Target Recalled Certain Baby Rompers and Swimsuits Over Snaps Choking Hazard

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Target Recalled Certain Baby Rompers and Swimsuits Over Snaps Choking Hazard
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Following the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) lead, Target recently issued a recall for nearly 300,000 Cloud Island Waterfront baby rompers as well as 181,000 Cat & Jack one-piece rashguard swimsuits for snaps that detach and may present a choking and internal laceration hazard.

The recalled infant rompers were sold in size newborn to 12-months and came in a variety of colors.

If you or someone you know purchased a Cloud Island Waterfront romper subject to the recall, it is advised to cease using it, keep it out of reach of children, and return it to Target for a refund. According to the official CPSC notice, the snaps used to close the legs of the romper can “break or detach from the rompers, posing a choking, laceration and pinching hazards to children.” The rompers affected by this recall come in a wide variety of colors and patterns that can be found listed on both Target’s product recall page and CPSC’s recall notice page.

The recalled toddler swimsuits were sold in sizes 12-months to 5-T and were sold in three different patterns.

If you or someone you know purchased a Cat & Jack one-piece rashguard swimsuit for your child, CPSC advises consumers to immediately cease using it, keep it away from children, and return it for a refund. According to the CPSC official recall notice for this product, “the snaps can break or detach from the suits, posing choking and laceration hazards to children.” These swimsuits were sold in three patterns, including a blue background with a single yellow lemon, a coral background with tropical cartoons, and a peach background with spotted yellow and white lemons.

Children’s clothing and toys are often subject to recalls.

This is not the first recall of its kind by far. Children’s clothing and toys are often designed with small parts that might break off or otherwise be removed. Designers and manufacturers of products intended for children are required to account for the possibility of choking, laceration, and other hazards in their products. If your child or the child of a loved one have suffered an injury due to a potentially defective product, clothing or otherwise, it’s important to talk to a product liability attorney about your options for physical and financial recovery, as well as to ensure that a recall is issued protecting additional children from harm.

Reports of injuries related to these products have been relatively minor so far.

CPSC received 27 complaints of the snaps on the swimsuits breaking or detaching, including one report of laceration. Complaints regarding the rompers number 16 including reports of one child suffering scratches and one child being pinched. CPSC has requested that all retailers remove these products from their stores; in this case, the importer and retailer of these products is Target. However, if you purchase second-hand children’s clothes, it’s important to check and make sure that the item you purchased is not subject to any current recalls or product warnings.

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