HALO Sleepsack Recall Issued After Infant Chokes on Petal
A recall has been issued for roughly 27,000 wearable zip-up blankets, which were sold exclusively through Babies R Us, as multiple reports have been received of the decorative flower petals detaching, creating a choking hazard for young children.
The HALO SleepSack wearable blankets recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 21, after the manufacturer received at least six complaints of problems, including one report where an infant was found choking on the detached petal.
The recall includes HALO SleepSack wearable blankets with pink satin flowers that have GPU numbers 2701, 2781, 2887, 3007, 3035, and 3142 printed on the neck label. The wearable blankets are sack shaped and have cut outs for sleeves with a zipper down the center. The blankets have a pink ruffle design around the edges and have a pink satin rose sewn on the front.
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The affected blankets were manufactured in China under Jiaxing Huayan Fashion Company Ltd of Jiaxing Zhejiang, China were they were imported by Halo Innovations and sold exclusively at Babies R Us stores and online at babiesrus.com from December 2011 through July 2013 for roughly $25.
The CPSC warns consumers to always be cautious when purchasing baby toys or clothing with decorative trimmings such as flowers or beads because children have the tendency to put shiny colored things in their mouth creating choking hazards.
The CPSC also recommends that consumers stop using the recalled blankets immediately and contact Halo Innovation at (866) 819-8118 to receive a prepaid envelope with instructions on how to remove and return the flower and order a free replacement product.
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