U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Template
Recall Date: August 21, 2013
Recall Number: 13-271
HALO SleepSacks Wearable Blankets Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blankets with Pink Satin Flowers
Hazard: Petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the wearable blankets and contact HALO Innovations for a pre-paid envelope containing instructions to remove and return the flower and order a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: Halo Innovations toll-free at (866) 819-8118 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at email@example.com or online at www.halosleep.com <http://www.halosleep.com> and click on the product recall link on the homepage for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/HALO-SleepSacks-Wearable-Blankets-Recalled/
Description: The recalled HALO SleepSack wearable blankets are 100% white cotton with pink-edged ruffles and a pink satin rose embellishment on the front. These sack-shaped wearable blankets have cut-outs for the baby’s arms, a zipper down the center, a sewn bottom and were sold in small and medium sizes. Only SleepSack products with GPU numbers 2701, 2781, 2886, 2887, 3007, 3035 and 3142 printed on a neck label under the primary neck label are included in the recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets including one report of an infant found gagging on a detached petal.
Sold exclusively at: Babies R Us and www.babiesrus.com <http://www.babiesrus.com> from December 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.
Importer: Halo Innovations, of Minnetonka, Minn.
Manufacturer: Jiaxing Huayan Fashion Co. Ltd, of Jiaxing Zhejiang, China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov <http://www.saferproducts.gov/> .
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