Bed Bath & Beyond and federal product safety regulators are coordinating a recall of about 175,000 “Hudson” comforters made by UGG due to the potential presence of toxic mold.
Bed Bath & Beyond and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that mold was discovered on some of the recalled comforters, posing a risk of respiratory infection and other infections in people with impaired immune systems, chronic health problems, and allergies.
The comforters covered by the recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond locations throughout the country and a few additional units were sold in Canada. The “Hudson” comforters were sold in the colors Garnet, Navy, Gray, and Oatmeal, and three sizes – twin, full/queen, and king. The comforters were sold packaged in a plastic and black cloth zipper bag.
Bed Bath & Beyond says the comforters were made in China by BHF International Ltd. Approximately 175,000 units in the U.S. and 20 in Canada. Only units sold between Aug. 24, 2017, and Oct. 17, 2017 are affected by the recall.
Anyone who purchased one of the recalled comforters can return it to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine found sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people. The Institute also found mold could trigger asthma symptoms in people with asthma and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in certain susceptible individuals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people remove mold from their home whenever they see it, regardless of the type of mold.