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BreathableSacks Choking Hazard Prompts Product Recall

James P. Nevin
Brayton Purcell, LLP - Novato Office

November 28, 2013

Previously published on November 27, 2013

BreathableBaby has issued a recall for 15,000 BreathableSacks, a sleeveless wearable blanket for infants. The blankets were found hazardous after it was discovered that the zipper pull tabs and sliders detatch, posing a choking hazard to infants. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission no injuries have been reported.

The blankets were sold in two sizes, small (10-18 pounds) and medium (16-24 pounds) and came in three colors, kiwi, pink and blue. An owl, hippo, or elephant is stitched into the left chest of each blanket.

Only Lot No. 124 with a manufacture date of 04/17/2012 is included in the recall. Consumers should look at the tag sewn inside the blanket where the infant's right foot would be located to see if their blanket is included in the recall.
The blankets were sold at various stores and online retailers, and at www.breathablebaby.com, nationwide from June 2012 to August 2013 for about $20.

Purchasers of the BreathableSacks should immediately stop using the blankets from Lot No. 124 and call BreathableBaby at 877-827-4442 to request a replacement blanket. A form available on breathablebaby.com can also be filled-out to request a prepaid FedEx label to return the recalled merchandise and request a replacement.


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