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Target recalls 204,000 weighted blankets after two kids die by suffocation

Weighted blankets recalled after 2 kids die


Weighted blankets recalled after 2 kids die

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Target is recalling about 204,000 weighted blankets bought nationwide after the suffocation deaths of two women in April, the retailer and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission introduced on Thursday.

A 4-year-old and 6-year-old reportedly turned entrapped within the cover of the Pillowfort blanket and died attributable to asphyxia at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in response to an announcement posted by the CPSC. Target has acquired 4 stories of youngsters getting trapped after unzipping and getting into the blanket, together with the two fatalities, it stated.

Made in China, the blankets had been bought solely at Target shops and on-line from December 2018 via September 2022 for $40.

People ought to cease utilizing the blankets instantly and get in touch with Target for a refund, which will probably be within the type of a $40 retailer credit score, the fee said. In addition, Target is “contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns,” in response to the CPSC.

“This product is deadly, and today’s action to immediately recall the product and offer a refund to consumers is the only acceptable path forward,” CSPC commissioner Richard Trumka stated in an announcement.

The six-pound blankets are 60-inches lengthy and 40-inches extensive and have a detachable, waterproof, washable cover. They got here in eight prints or colours, together with the next:

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Recalled weighted blanket. Unicorn white, merchandise # 097-02-0140.

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Recalled weighted blanket. Space navy, # 097-02-0148

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Recalled weighted blanket. Pink, merchandise # 097-02-0361.

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Recalled weighted blanket. Blue, merchandise # 097-02-0363

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Recalled weighted blanket. Gray, merchandise # 097-02-0364

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Recalled weighted blanket. Buffalo Plaid – pink, merchandise # 097-02-1603

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Recalled weighted blanket. Blue constellation, merchandise # 097-02-3904

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Recalled weighted blanket. Unicorn pink, merchandise # 097-02-3905.

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Tag on recalled Target blanket.

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Consumers have to current their receipt to be able to return the blanket.

Target might be contacted online or at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time to get a pay as you go return label to return the blankets by mail. The blankets can be returned to any Target retailer.


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