Keeping kids warm is second only to keeping them safe for many parents, now popular baby and kid clothing manufacturer OshKosh has issued a recall indicating that the jackets they sell to keep kids warm may actually pose a threat to their safety.
According to the recall notice on the OshKosh website, pink and gray quilted jackets sold between Aug. 20 and Sept. 15 of this year could have a defect wherein the snaps can come off the jacket, posing a choking risk.
OshKosh is working in concert with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to carry out the recall, which was issued on Wednesday, Nov. 8 according to the CPSC website.
The jackets are available in both infant and toddler sizes according to the CPSC, and OshKosh received three separate reports of snaps coming off of the jackets.
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The recall covers 38,000 jackets in the U.S. and an additional 5,000 in Canada, according to the CPSC filing.
“We are encouraging consumers who purchased these jackets to immediately stop using them and return them to one of our stores (OshKosh or Carter’s) to receive a full refund of the MSRP price in the form of a gift card,” says a statement on the recall page, which also gives customers the choice to receive a return shipping label and return the garments that way.
Customers seeking additional information can call OshKosh’s customer service from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday – Friday. The number is 1-800-692-4674.
Products affected by the OshKosh jacket recall
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission