Target Corp., the second-largest American discount retailing company headquartered in Minnesota, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a recall for around 560,000 two-piece sets of children’s pajamas. Failing to meet the federal flammability standard, the children’s cotton or cotton/fleece pajamas pose a serious burn hazard to children. The pajamas fail to meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.
The pajama sets involved in the recall are Target Circo and Xhilaration children’s cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets. Both sets were sold in infant and toddler sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T, and in boys and girls sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. They come in a variety of colors and designs, including stars, dots, skulls, peace signs, cats, owls, footballs and camouflage.
To find a list of item numbers included in this recall, visit Target’s website. The item number is located on a tag on the shirt’s side seam and on the pants’ waistline. The tag on the neck should also state “Circo” or “Xhilaration” and “Wear snug-fitting not flame resistant.” Each set of pajamas was sold with a yellow hangtag that states, “For child’s safety, garment should fit snugly. This garment is not flame resistant. Loose-fitting garment is more likely to catch fire.”
Manufactured in Vietnam and Cambodia, the recalled children’s pajamas sold for between $8 and $13 exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from August 2012 through November 2012.
Consumers that have identified their children’s pajamas as part of this recall should immediately take the pajamas away from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Target at (800) 440-0680, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.