Target recalls over 200,000 weighted blankets after two children die, children could be ‘trapped’ in product
Target recalls about 204,000 Pillowfort weighted blankets after two children died after they were reportedly “trapped” in the blanket’s cover, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A download information page The US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website states that a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina reportedly “got trapped in the weighted blanket” and died after suffocation in April 2022 Mr.
In total, Target has received “four reports of children being caught in these weighted blankets,” including the two deaths, according to the commission.
The commission states that children can be “trapped by unzipping and entering the blanket.”
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Target asks customers who have bought the product stop using the weighted blanket and contact the store for a refund.
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The blankets are sold exclusively at Target from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40.
“We send our deepest condolences and support to the bereaved family. As soon as we became aware of the situation, we acted quickly to begin removing Pillowfort Weighted Blankets from our inventory and have recalled all of these items from sale,” a Target spokesperson told FOX Business. “In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the product manufacturer, we are also initiating a full recall of the product and are in the process of alerting consumers.” If a guest is in possession of any of these products, they must immediately stop using them and return them to Target for a full refund.”
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