Recall: 51,000 Carter’s infant foot pajamas pose injury hazard to children

A line of infant foot pajamas from children’s apparel giant Carter’s are being recalled over the risk a metal piece may cause to their wearers, federal safety officials said.

The pajamas include small pieces of metal wiring, “posing puncture and laceration hazards to young children,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The agency said about 51,000 pairs of the pajamas sold in the United States should be returned to the company for a refund.

The garments in question are pairs of one-piece fleece, footed pajamas. They are yellow, dotted with small hearts, with a pink animal graphic on one side. An image supplied by the CPSC showed the animal to be a pink pig, though the agency did not specify whether some pajamas were adorned with other animals.

According to a 2019 Washington Post report, Carter’s accounts for nearly one-quarter of all baby clothes sales in the United States. As competitors have folded, the company has expanded and grown revenue for decades. Roughly nine in 10 millennial parents and 80% of baby boomer grandparents shopped at Carter’s in the year prior to the Post report, the paper said, citing a market research firm.

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Officials said the recalled pajamas were sold at Carter’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Belk, Boscov’s and other stores across the country — as well as online — throughout the summer.

Though the pajamas have not yet injured any children, the CPSC said they should still be “immediately” returned to a Carter’s store for a full refund via gift card. Parents and guardians can also contact the company to request a free return label and envelope.

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The affected clothing came in children’s size 12M, 18M, and 24M, the CPSC said. The items all bear a style number of 1O102410 on an inside tag, as well as UPC numbers of 195861313861, 195861313878, or 195861313885.