CPSC Recalls Children’s Clothing

Retailer Fred Meyer, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled about 48,000 Kids Korner brand fleece hooded sweatshirts and girls’ bomber jackets. The CPSC says the children’s wear feature a zipper pull that can detach, posing choking and laceration hazards to kids. No injuries have been reported and no ASI-listed companies were noted in the recall.

Manufactured in China, Fred Meyer and Kroger sold the apparel for $7 to $10 during February and March of this year. Fred Meyer Inc. of Portland, OR, imported the sweatshirts and jackets, the CPSC said.

According to a CPSC release, the fleece hooded sweatshirts and girls’ bomber jackets have a front zipper, two front pockets and knit ribbing around the wrists and waist. Available in 18 different prints and solid colors, the items came in infant, toddler and children’s sizes 9 months to youth size 7. “Kids Korner” is printed on the label at the back of the neck. A white label sewn into the lower left inside seam has the manufacture date of “11/16” and style numbers ending in 8701P, 8701YD, 8671P, 9019 or 9022P.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the sweatshirt or jacket, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the CPSC said in a statement. Consumers can contact Fred Meyer at (800) 576-4377 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://www.fredmeyer.com and click on “Recall Alert” located at the bottom of the page for more information.