It is fair to say that most parents would count their children as the most precious things in their lives. For this reason parents and other caregivers often go out of their way to only purchase and use products that will be beneficial to their children and not harm them. Unfortunately these items which are meant to be safe to use with youngsters often are not.
There are many reasons why a product may be determined to not be safe for a child to use. In the case of some items, particularly children's pajamas, the ability for them to catch on fire is one of those reasons. Major retailer Target recently recalled toddler pajamas for this very reason. The pajamas included in the recall are girls' blanket sleepers sold under the store's apparel line, Circo. Among other things, designs on the fabric used in the pajamas include owls and leopards.
Readers of this blog may not be aware of the standards the federal government imposes regarding the flammability of certain children's products. When however those standards are not met, the dangerous product must be pulled from the market. This is accomplished via a recall.
A total of 42,000 of the items are included in this recall. They were sold, for approximately $13 dollars over the course of three months beginning in August of last year.
It does not appear that anyone has been injured due to the issues with the flammability of the fleece sleepers. Hopefully the recall will prevent it from happening. If not, it is possible that products liability lawsuits could be forthcoming.
Source: SCVNews, "Target Recalls Flammable Toddler PJ's," Jan. 15, 2013