Target ordered a recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets.
The girls, who were 4 and 6, died while trapped in blanket.
Target was the only retailer offering the blankets.
Following the asphyxiation deaths of two children in North Carolina, Target ordered a recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets, according to Target and government officials on Thursday.
The girls, who were 4 and 6, perished on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in April after becoming trapped in the blankets, according to a news release from the USCPSC.
Target advised customers who purchased the 6-pound blankets bearing the Pillowfort name to cease using them right now and get in touch with the business for a refund.
The risk of death by asphyxiation exists because a young child could become trapped after unzipping and entering the blanket, according to the manufacturer.
A corporate spokeswoman said in a statement sent through email: “We express our sincere condolences and assistance to the family who lost their loved ones.” “As soon as we learned of the issue, we moved swiftly to start removing Pillowfort Weighted Blankets from our selection and have removed all of these items from sale,” the statement reads.
According to the federal agency, Target received four instances of kids becoming caught in the 6-pound blankets, including the two fatalities.
According to the agency, Target was the only retailer offering the blankets from December 2018 through September. It stated that 204,000 blankets were subject to the recall.
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