Blanket recall issued after two child deaths

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Target is recalling a weighted children’s blanket after two girls died after becoming entrapped.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Thursday for the Pillowfort Weighted Blanket, stating that children can become trapped when they unzip and enter the blanket. There is a risk of asphyxiation. Two young girls, aged 4 and 6, died in North Carolina in April after they became trapped in the cover. The CPSC says Target stores sold more than 200 thousand of the blankets between December of 2018 and September of this year. We have all of the recall information with this story at 953 MNC dot com.

In April, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old girl reportedly became entrapped in the cover of Pillowfort Weighted Blankets and died due to asphyxia at Camp Lejeune, CPSC said.

The commission stated there were two other reports of children becoming trapped in the product that did not result in death.

According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, Target sold about 204,000 of the $40-blankets from December 2018 through September 2022.

The id numbers to the affected blankets, which can be found on the fabric tag are: 097-02-0140 (Unicorn – White), 097-02-0148 (Space Navy), 097-02-0361(Pink), 097-02-0363 (Blue), 097-02-0364 (Gray), 097-02-1603 (Buffalo Plaid – Red), 097-02-3904 (Blue Constellation) and 097-02-3905 (Unicorn – Pink).

Customers can log onto target.com for more information about the recall and how to get a refund.

 

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