Children’s Hoodies Sold at Target Stores Recalled

Posted: 10/16/2012  browse the blog archive

Three fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets have been recalled by manufacturer Children’s Apparel Network for containing excessive levels of lead in the coating on their zipper pulls, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.  The hoodies came in three designs: a Snow White design, a Mickey Mouse design, and a Cars design.  They were sold exclusively at Target Stores between October and December 2011.  Consumers are advised to return the hoodies to any Target Store for a full refund.

In the event that a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer discovers that a product contains a defect that poses a substantial hazard to consumers, it is required to immediately inform the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  In this case, Children’s Apparel Network did so and issued a recall.

Learn more about the Consumer Products Safety Act of 1972 and The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).