Carter's Pajamas Recall: What You Need to Know

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Carter's pajamasHave you heard that the CPSC is recalling Carter's infant pajamas yet? The recall was issued a few days ago, and eight different styles of the footed, one-piece zippered clothing are involved. About 218,000 units are included in the recall. The zipper on the front of the pajamas can detach and possibly pose a choking hazard to babies.

The affected sizes are newborn, 3, 6, and 9 months, and all of the pajamas were sold between December 2012 and January 2013.

More than one major retailer sold the clothes in stores and online.

If you purchased Carter's pj's at Walmart, Target, OshKosh B'gosh, or, you'll want to check your child's closet and drawers immediately to see if you have one of the recalled styles.

You'll find the style code on a label on the side seam of the clothing. The brand of the pajamas is stamped into the neckline of the garment. The styles and numbers involved in the recall are as follows.

Baby B’gosh   

414-208 -- Yellow with white quarter moons and gray and white stars print.
Child of Mine   

715-839 -- Baseball-style, white with blue stripes, yellow accents, and "Little Brother" printed on the chest.
Just One You   

520-242 -- White background with navy stripes and green neck binding. Sold as a 2-pack with:
597B537 -- Light blue with a nautical and green crabs print and "Captain Cutie" on the left chest.
520-243 -- White with a pink cupcake print. Sold as 2-pack with:
597B538 -- Pink with small polka dots and a bunny ballerina on the left chest.
520-244 -- White with green stripes and an elephant and duck on the left chest. Sold as 2-pack with:
597B539 -- White with a gray elephant, gray bear, green frog, and yellow duck print.

If you have one of the recalled styles, you will receive a full refund from Carter's. You can visit and click "Product Recalls," or call (888) 282-4674 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday.

As of now, no injuries to babies who have worn the clothing have been reported.

Considering the date range when the pajamas were sold was during the holiday season, even if you didn't purchase them for your baby, there's a chance someone bought them as a gift. I know whenever I received clothes for my son when he was an infant, people gave me pieces in a whole range of sizes. Sometimes I'd wash and put them away and forget about them until he grew into that particular size -- so even if your baby hasn't worn the pajamas yet, he may still have them in his wardrobe.

It can't hurt to do a quick once over and go through everything just to check and be on the safe side. I can't think of one mom I know who doesn't have Carter's products, and that's why I intend on passing this on to my family and friends even though I don't have a baby at home. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?

Do you think your baby has these pajamas?


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nonmember avatar tonya watson

ty so much for the info.bc my granddaughter has some of the pajamas.and your right your better safe than sorry.

BlueJane BlueJane

Yikes. I love Carter's clothes. Going to check my closet now!!

Amanda Bittenbender

Yikes, I've bought so many Carter's items since my son was born. We have all of the boy styles that have been affected! Does anyone know what to do with these? They're not cheap..

nonmember avatar Carissa

Amanda you should be able to take them right back to the retail store for full refund. Tell them that they are on the recall list.

nonmember avatar Amanda Ashley

I'm so glad my little guy doesn't have any of the clothes listed on the recall... Thank God for him getting 100% of his clothes from his big brother (13 months apart & kept everything, so no need to buy new!) But I do pray no babies get injured by any of the recalled baby item!!! && if you find any recalled items in your babies closet, got to carter's and they will give you a complete REFUND! :-)

Alicia Owens

What if they don't have the tags!?

gma2two gma2two

Considering how fast babies grow, please check clothes they have outgrown that you may plan on passing down or rummage saling....

nonmember avatar Ashley

Alicia, you shouldn't need tags or even a receipt to return recalled items.

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