The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target Corp. have recalled more than 200,000 Pillowfort weighted blankets for children due to the danger of asphyxiation.
Four children, including a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, became caught in the blankets and perished. The girls were smothered at their house at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in April 2022, according to the recall notice.
The blankets that have been recalled weigh six pounds and are 60 inches long and 40 inches broad. They include a detachable, waterproof, machine-washable cover that comes in one of eight various patterns or colors. Unicorn white and unicorn pink, space navy, blue constellation, buffalo plaid red, pink, blue, and grey are among them.
The item numbers are printed on the fabric tags attached to the blankets’ detachable coverings. 097-02-0140 is for unicorn—white, 097-02-0148 is for space navy, 097-02-0361 is for pink, 097-02-0363 is for blue, 097-02-0364 is for grey, 097-02-1603 is for buffalo plaid—red, 097-02-3904 is for blue constellation, and 097-02-3905 is for unicorn—pink.
The blankets, which were manufactured in China, were available only at Target stores and online for $40 between December 2018 and September 2022.
Customers can request a refund from Target by contacting 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Central Standard Time every day, or by visiting any Target location. Customers may shop online at www.target.com by selecting “recall information” and then “home goods.”
The business is also contacting all known customers to arrange direct refunds. If the purchase receipt reflects a greater price, customers will receive a credit of $40 or more. Customers may also get additional information on Target’s Facebook page by clicking the “items recall” button.