P R Newswire reported that on February 28th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Papa Bear Loungeabouts children’s pajamas and sleepwear, because the garments “fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.”
While there have been no injury or incidence reported, prnewswire said that the recall included all styles of pajama sets, including tops and bottoms, nightgowns, and separates. The recall is for both boys and girls pajamas, sizes 0-6X and 7-14.
Describing the recalled garments, the articles says, “a garment label with the name ‘Papa Bear Loungeabouts’ and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. A hanging label features the same name and image. The sleepwear is 100% cotton poplin or 100% cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs, including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hotrods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more.”
They were sold nationwide at children’s clothing and specialty retailers, and online, from January 2004 to December 2011. It is recommended that consumers stop using the recalled pajamas immediately, and and return the sleepwear to where it was purchased for refund, exchange, or store credit.
For a list of retailers participating in the recall, along with their contact information and photos of the product can be seen here.