To date, there have been no reports from consumers of the snaps actually coming off and no reports of any injuries.
“As a parent, there is nothing I take more seriously than the safety of those who wear our children’s products,” Jeremy Lott, SanMar’s president, told Counselor. “We are working hard on a voluntary ‘fast track’ product recall with the support and guidance of the CPSC. We are looking at all of our processes to see how we can enhance them to make sure our products continually meet our high standards.”
In an exclusive interview this afternoon with Counselor, Lott said that of the recalled items, “more than half” weren’t sold and are still in SanMar’s warehouses. Those garments will be destroyed to prevent them from entering the marketplace. Lott added that the issue with the snaps was found because the products failed the supplier’s lab safety test.
The recall, according to the CPSC, specifically involves garments that have a three-snap bottom closure. The 100%-cotton garments were sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18M in the following solid colors: athletic heather, aquatic blue, candy pink, clover green, jet black, lime, navy, purple, red, royal, sangria, white and yellow. “Precious Cargo” and an elephant are printed on a blue tag sewn into the neck area and style number CAR40 is printed on a white label sewn into the left inside seam. The garments were supplied to distributors, screen printers, embroiderers and retailers from July 2014 through July 2015, and sold for about $4 apiece.
“We have reached out directly to our affected customers to explain the situation and ask for their help to remove this product from the marketplace so that we can make it right for them and their clients,” Lott said.
SanMar and the CPSC are asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled garments and contact Precious Cargo to return them for a full refund. Consumers may contact Precious Cargo toll free at (888) 770-7018 from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.preciouscargokids.com. SanMar is also providing information via phone at 1-844-490-8710 and through email at email@example.com.