Atlanta-headquartered Carter’s Inc., in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled more than 100,000 children’s cardigan sets because the sweaters’ toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The cardigan sets, which were made in China, were sold online and at Carter’s, Bon-Ton, Burlington Stores, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Ross Stores, Toys ‘R’ Us, and other stores nationwide from July 2017 through March 2018 for about $40. About 8,800 units sold in Canada, too. No injuries have been reported.
The recall specifically involves Carter’s 3-piece penguin cardigan sets, which consist of a white embroidered penguin bodysuit, a grey cardigan with a hood, and a matching pair of pants. The sets were sold in sizes newborn to 24 months.
According to the recall notice, Carter’s received three reports of children putting a detached toggle button in their mouths.
The CSPC and Carter’s are asking consumers to immediately take the recalled cardigan sets away from children, to stop using them, and to return them to a Carter’s store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card. Consumers can also contact Carter’s Consumer Affairs Department and request a free return label and envelope to return the cardigan for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.
People can contact Carter’s Consumer Affairs Department at 800-692-4674 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.carters.com.