There’s a massive new recall of kids’ clothing sold at Target stores – BGR
- A massive recall of children’s and toddler clothing sold in Target stores has been announced.
- The recall – actually two separate recalls announced on the same day – covers roughly 480,000 items of clothing ranging from rompers to swimsuits.
- According to the recall bulletin, the snaps attached to clothing can break or even separate from the clothing itself, creating the risk of cuts or suffocation.
When buying clothes for a teenager, you have great confidence in the company that made them. Unfortunately for Target buyers, nearly 500,000 items of clothing for children, newborns to 12 months of age, are being recalled due to a serious problem with the snap fasteners built into the clothing.
The apparel, which was sold under the names Cloud Island and Cat & Jack and imported by Target, has received dozens of reports of snap button loosening, breaking and cracking, according to two new recall bulletins from the Consumer Product Safety Division. or fall off. A handful of complaints claim that a child was scratched, trapped, or injured as a result of the faulty snaps.
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The recall for Cloud Island Infant Suits is an estimated 299,000 units while the recall for Cat & Jack is 181,000 units. The goal is to ask anyone who has purchased any of these garments to return it to the store immediately for a full refund. The two recall bulletins provide a complete overview of the products included in the recall, including part numbers, sizes and descriptions.
Via the official recall bulletin:
Consumers should immediately remove the recalled rompers from children and return them to any destination store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the romper on Target.com can contact Target for a prepaid return label to return the romper.
To date, the company has received 16 reports of the snaps on the Cloud Island apparel and another 27 reports of the snaps on the Cat & Jack swimsuits. The Cat & Jack apparel was sold in Target stores and online at Target.com from December 2019 to December 2020, while the Cloud Island rompers were sold from July 2019 to October 2020.
If you purchased the garments through Target.com, you can use the information on the official recall bulletins to contact the company and request a prepaid shipping label for your return. You will receive a full refund of the purchase price once the item is received.
It should go without saying, but this is a very serious product recall and you shouldn’t take any chances. Even if you own one or more of these items of clothing and your child is fine, there is no guarantee that the product will not be defective. The best thing to do is to follow the recall policies and return them ASAP for a refund that you can then spend on a replacement that hopefully won’t have any problems in the future.
Mike Wehner has covered technology and video games for the past decade, covering the latest news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones and future technology. Mike most recently served as Tech Editor for The Daily Dot and has been featured on USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and printing companies. His love of reporting is second only to his gambling addiction.