Target Issues Recall For More Than 200,000 Weighted Blankets After 2 Children Die

Started by Steve, 12/23/22 at 06:25 PM

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Target issues recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets after 2 children die

Target issued a recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets after two children in North Carolina died from asphyxiation, federal officials and Target said Thursday.

The girls, ages 4 and 6, died in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after they were trapped in the blankets in April, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a news release.

Target urged people who bought the 6-pound Pillowfort brand blankets to stop using them immediately and contact the store for a refund.

"A young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation," the company said.

Target received four reports of children becoming entrapped in the 6-pound blankets, including the two deaths, the federal agency said.

The blankets, sold exclusively by Target, were available from December 2018 to September, the agency said. The recall was issued for 204,000 blankets, it said.

Target did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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NetWidow

Don't have a weighted blanket but will share this with family and friends just in case some of them do.
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ZandraJoi

Weighted blankets are very beneficial for the young & old. I think these were too heavy. They need just the right amount of weight to have an effect but not too heavy where a child couldn't move them off.
Sometimes using just a thicker blanket can be what the person would need.

reebee

I like those weighted blankets.  But, I thought there was a weight restriction according to body weight?
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