CPSC Recalls Children's Apparel Sets

Concerns Over Elevated Lead Levels

CPSC Recalls Children's Apparel SetsNew York-based Children's Apparel Network, Ltd., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled more than 6,000 fleece hoodie and T-shirt sets over concerns of elevated levels of lead. Specifically, the surface coating on zippers of the items contains enough lead to violate the federal lead paint standard, the CPSC said. There have been no reports of injuries related to the products.

The apparel sets – which were manufactured in Pakistan – were sold at Target stores across the U.S. and at Target.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for approximately $18 each. Three different two-piece combination sets have been recalled, and each includes designs of Disney characters. Among the recalls: a red fleece outfit featuring Snow White, a gray fleece hoodie featuring Mickey Mouse and a blue fleece hoodie depicting a Cars design.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled items should immediately take the clothes away from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Children’s Apparel Network at (800) 919-1917 or by visiting the firm’s website at www.childrensapparelnetwork.com.