Children’s Apparel Network Recalls Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

On October 16, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Children’s Apparel Network, Ltd. of New York, New York is recalling about 6,200 units of Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets.

The recalled items, which were manufactured in Pakistan, are a two-piece coordinated set with fleece hoodie and t-shirt. The hoodies have Disney character designs in three different styles. The sets came in red/white, gray/red , and black/blue color combinations and in sizes 12M to 5T. They were sold from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 exclusively at Target locations nationwide, and Target.com.

The Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets contain excessive levels of lead on the surface coating on the zipper, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

At any point during the design and manufacturing process for children’s products, significant failures may contribute to a product’s hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches the homes, schools and workplaces of unsuspecting consumers.

If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product or negligence, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.

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