100,000 baby blankets recalled for strangulation hazard; Here is where they were sold

TJX is recalling more than 100,000 baby blankets because they could pose a “choking, entrapment and strangulation hazard.” The items were sold in stores nationwide.

The problem with TJX’s Mittal International chenille baby blankets is that the threads can actually “unravel” and eventually become detached, according to the announcement on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. This could then pose a potential hazard to the infant.

In a press release, the CPSC advised parents and caregivers to remove soft items such as blankets, stuffed animals and pillows from babies’ bedrooms because they could pose a choking hazard.

In its most recent report of injuries and deaths related to nursery items, the agency recorded 87 deaths related to cribs, playpens, or bassinets/cradles. Most deaths are associated with the presence of such soft items as duvets and extra beds.

“Bare is best — a firm, flat surface in a crib, crib, or play area, with no blankets, pillows, or other items,” CPSC Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric said in the agency’s press release. “If you’re worried about your baby getting cold, wear warm pajamas — not blankets.”

In the case of the current recall, there have been no reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of the products. However, the company is urging those who have the recalled blanket to stop using it “immediately.” Instead, they could return them to “any” TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods store where they were sold for a full refund or store credit.

“Alternatively, consumers can contact TJX for instructions on submitting a photo of the recalled blanket, along with their contact information and a written confirmation that they will discard the blanket for a full refund or a gift card refund.” ‘ the announcement said.

The blankets were sold in a variety of colors including cream, mint, lavender, blush, sage, and grey. The edges of the blanket have fringes, while the labels featured an elephant design and the words “Made in India.”

From September 2021 to July this year, approximately 108,000 units of the blankets were sold in the above stores nationwide. In addition, about 3,550 were also sold in Canada, where customers can return the recalled items to HomeSense, Winner, or Marshalls stores for a refund.

The recalled blankets can be identified by the following model numbers printed on the sewn-in labels, as specified by the CPSC: “BSKTCREAM, BSKTCRM, BSKTIVO, BSKTIVRB, BSKTLAV, BSKTMGRY, BSKTMINT, BSKTOCHR, BSKT-OCHRE, BSKTRSMK, BSKT-SAGE , BSKTSPA, BSKTSLVR, BSKTTERRA, MI-B1, MI-B2, MI-B3, MI-B4, MI-BSK-223BL, MI-BSK-223BM, MI-BSK-227M, MI-BSK-237L, MI-BSK -240L, MI-BSK-240M, MI-BLUSH, MIBLUSH, MI-PBLUE, MI-NAT, MI-OCHRE, MIDMINT, MI-DMINT, MIPBLUE, MI-TAUPE, MITAUPE.”

Photos showing what the sewn-in tags look like are available on the CPSC website. Additional photos of the blanket, including in other colors, are also available on Health Canada’s website.

Those with questions about the recall may contact Marshalls at 888-627-7425TJ Maxx on 800-926-6299 or HomeGoods 800-888-0776. People in Canada can contact TJX at 1-800-646-9466.

Representative picturePhoto credit: Pixabay / Myléne

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