February 8, 2023


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Target recalls more than 200,000 weighted blankets after two babies die, babies can “get trapped” in product

targeting He remembers About 204,000 Pillowfort weighted Blankets have claimed the lives of two infants after they were “entrapped” in the blanket’s weight, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

a Call information page On the website of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission states that a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, “got stuck in the cover of a weighted blanket” and died after suffocation in April 2022.

In all, Target has received “four reports of children being entrapped by these weighted blankets,” including two deaths, according to the commission.

Target is recalling about 204,000 pillowcase blankets after two children died after they were “entrapped” in the blanket’s cover, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. (US Consumer Product Safety Commission / Fox News)

The commission states that children can “get trapped by unzipping and inserting the blanket”.

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Target shopping cart (iStock/iStock)

The goal is to ask customers who have bought the product To 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 family who have lost loved ones. Once we became aware of the situation, we acted quickly to begin removing blankets from our collection and pulling all of these items from sale,” a Target spokesperson told FOX Business. “In collaboration with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the product manufacturer, we are also initiating a complete product recall and working to alert 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.”