HALO SleepSack Wearable Blankets recalled over infant choking hazard

Halo Innovations has announced a voluntary recall of its SleepSacks Wearable Blankets after it was determined that the petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

According to the company, the blankets are 100 percent white cotton with pink-edged ruffles and a pink satin rose embellishment on the front. The sack-shaped wearable blankets have cut-outs for the baby’s arms, a zipper down the center, a sewn bottom and were sold in small and medium sizes.

Only SleepSack products with GPU numbers 2701, 2781, 2886, 2887, 3007, 3035 and 3142 printed on a neck label under the primary neck label are included in the recall.  

About 27,000 of the blankets were sold exclusively at Babies R Us and www.babiesrus.com from December 2011 through July 2013 for about $25.  

On its website, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has received six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets including one report of an infant found gagging on a detached petal.

Consumer were urged to stop using the wearable blankets and contact HALO Innovations for a pre-paid envelope containing instructions to remove and return the flower and order a free replacement product.   

For more information call HALO at 866-819-8118 or online at www.halosleep.com.

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