As a parent, it's always a good idea to stay up-to-date on the latest food and product recalls. Because it seems like children's products get recalled fairly regularly! It can be annoying, sure, but that's a really good thing. We want to have confidence in the administrations and companies whose job it is to make sure the products we're using (especially the ones for our babies and kids) are safe and meet all the required guidelines. But we also know that as busy parents, it's hard to stay on top of stuff like this! Which is why we try to bring you news of recalls as soon as they happen. Whether it's a food you regularly feed your family or a toy your children play with, we want to make sure that parents and families are in the know. The latest recall affects a baby sleep sack from clothing brand American Apparel.
The sleep sack being recalled is from the American Apparel Baby Rib Collection. According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 10,600 sleep sacks failed to meet flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The sacks were sold on the American Apparel website between January 2018 and January 2019 in sizes 6-12 months, and they were priced between $15 and $20.
The colors black, green, gray, light blue, navy, pink, red and white are all included in the recall. You can identify the sleep sack by the label on the neck - it will say American Apparel and Baby Rib Collection. You can also identify the recalled sleep sacks by another label, which will say "Made in Honduras" and have the size printed on it.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. But in the case of a fire, the sleep sacks so pose a burn risk. If you have one of the recalled sleep sacks, the Safety Commission is urging parents to stop using it immediately and contact American Apparel for a full refund or exchange for a similar product. You can contact American Apparel directly at 833-222-7760 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or submit a contact form through their website.