6 New Infant and Kid’s Clothing Safety Recalls for 2013

Most parents assume that the items in their kiddos closet are 100% safe. Many moms (and some dads) can close their eyes and name most of the outfits that their kids own. They know where they bought them and where their kids wore them. What many parents don’t know is when an outfit has been recalled. That cute little duck printed jumper hanging in the closet may be a duck printed accident waiting to happen. Those airplane printed pajamas may be made of extra flammable material. Skim through the recalled clothing items below to make sure that they aren’t hanging in your kiddos closet.


“Joanna” Girls’ Sandals by Stride Rite:  Stride Rite sold super cute strappy “Joanna” sandals with a metal flower attached. These were sold for toddler girls under 3 in sizes 8.5-10. The problem arises when the toddlers pull the flowers off, as they then become choking hazards. The recalled shoes come in two color/styles: CG40723 (white) and CG40725 (brown).

Approximately 88 pairs of these sold in Canada from February 2012 to May 2013. Does your tot have a pair? Call Stride Rite Children’s Group LLC customer service at 1-800-365-4933, Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST for information on how they are handling the recall.


Joe Fresh Children’s Short Sleeper: This cute little jumper was sold in pink and purple in assorted sizes from 0 to 24 months. The problem is that the snaps can come off and the infant or toddler could choke on the snaps overnight. There were a whopping 9800 of these sold from March 2013 to May 2013, but thankfully no one has been hurt yet.

If you have one of these you should put it up right away so that mom, dad, grandma, or nanny doesn’t accidentally put this on your child. You can take it back to a Loblaw banner store that sells Joe Fresh apparel. This store is giving full refunds, NO receipt required.


BabyGap Footed One-Piece Sleepers and Sleep Gown: Five footed sleepers and one sleep sack sold from November 2012 to February 2013 have been recalled from BabyGap.

These are the recalled product numbers, along with how many of each were sold:

  • 301512-004 (90 sold)
  • 301482-004 (66 sold)
  • 301161-004 (154 sold)
  • 912831-004 (125 sold)
  • 301165-004 (66 sold)
  • 301501-004 (129 sold)

The problem is that these items are made of cotton and have been deemed too loose. Children’s sleepwear must be snug if they are made of cotton, because cotton is extra flammable. No kiddos have been reported as hurt while wearing these. Have one in your infant’s closet? Call Gap toll-free at 1-888-747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST for more information.


Old Navy Baby One-Piece Sleepers: 16 sleepers sold in an assortment of sizes from June 2012 to February 2013 have been recalled by OldNavy. Approximately 15,500 of these were sold. They are all 100% cotton and all have a style number starting with 476746. Like the Gap sleepers, they are made of cotton and are being called too flammable.

From the official recall page:

“Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these products do not meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law. Loose-fitting children’s sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear, and once ignited will burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child’s body. For this reason, cotton is not permitted in loose-fitting sleepwear.”

Have some of these in the closet? Call Old Navy toll-free at 1-866-580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST for more info.


Betty Boop 2-Piece Girl’s Pyjamas: From May 2012 to February 2013 over 500 of these cute pink sets featuring Betty Boop were sold for girls in size 8 to 13. This is a two piece set with pants and a button up top. They are being recalled because like the two items above they do not meet flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law because they are made of 100% cotton.

Does your little girl have a pair of these? Call 4283147 Canada Inc. at 1-514-685-2202 to see how they are handling the recall.


Cows Youth Flannel Pant and Tee Sets and Youth Flannel Pants: This is a voluntary recall of boys and girls sleepwear sets and pants sold from November 2010 to March 2013 at Cows Stores in Canada. These 100% cotton sleepwear items have been deemed as too flammable for kid’s sleepwear, and the company is asking that parents remove them from their kid’s wardrobe line and return them to a Cows Store for a full refund. All of the recalled items have CA number 21933 on the inner labels.

The “Sets (Pants & Tee)” that are being recalled are:

  • 0000008089
  • 0000008090
  • 0000008091
  • 0000008092
  • 2200002302
  • 0000008098
  • 0000008101
  • 1300000197

The “Pants” sold by themselves being recalled are:

  • 0000007902
  • 0000007903
  • 0000007905
  • 2400000549
  • 2400000550
  • 2400000552

Want to see the entire list of recalled items? The Healthy Canadians website has them all listed in one handy spot, each with photos and item information. Also see our list of 8 Recalled Baby and Toddler Items Sold in Canada that we brought to you in March.

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