Thousands of Children's Swimsuits Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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We all want our kids to have a fun day at the beach, but never at the expense of their safety. We cover them up, slather them in sunscreen, and give them those tiny baby sunglasses that make our beach day pictures on Instagram so cute. That's why a recall on children's swimsuits from big-box retailer Meijer should be top priority on your radar.

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall was announced Tuesday but luckily only effects four designs from the brand Wave Zone, which is exclusively a Meijer brand. Consumers claim the neck snap of the swimsuits can detach, creating a potential choking hazard for young children, though no injuries have been reported yet.

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Meijer, which had 11 reports of neck snaps becoming detached, have sold 22,000 of the recalled swimsuits since January. All suits from sizes 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, to 24m have been recalled.

Meijer has stores in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin -- and unfortunately, the swimsuits were sold at all of their locations.

If you have one of these suits, don't panic! Though this sounds like a parent's worst nightmare, the best thing you can do is stop using the product immediately and return it to a Meijer store closest to you for a full refund. Remember: Fun-in-the-sun summer is still possible -- parents just need to be aware of this one safety risk.

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