Recall on Toddler Shorts

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall on shorts from JCPenney because the patches on the shorts can detach. While the garments pose a choking hazard to young children, the CPSC said that no injuries have been reported. “Consumers should immediately stop using the shorts and contact JCPenney for instructions on returning them for a full refund in the form of a JCPenney gift card,” the CPSC said in a statement.

According to the CPSC, the recall involves Okie Dokie Denim Patches Shortie shorts. These jean shorts have a rainbow and a slice of watermelon patch on the front of each pocket with tan stitching along the seams. The item number 324-8191 and date code 12/17 are printed on a white tag on the inside back seam of the shorts.

Available in toddler sizes 2T through 5T, the clothing was sold exclusively at JCPenney stores nationwide and online at from February 2018 through June 2018 for about $22. In all, about 5,400 units were sold, the CPSC said.

People who believe they purchased the shorts in question can contact JCPenney at (800) 322-1189 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or online at and click on “Help” and then “Product Recalls” for more information.