If your child has a Disney hoodie, make sure it’s not part of a recent recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Tuesday it was recalling about 6,200 Disney fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets sold at Target.
The sets were made by Children’s Apparel Network, Ltd. of New York, N.Y.
The reason for the recall is due to the surface coating on the zipper of the fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets containing excessive levels of lead. The levels violate the federal lead paint standard.
No incidents have been reported. However, if a child were to put the zipper in their mouth or chew on the zipper, he or she could be exposed to high levels of lead.
The recalled product is a two-piece coordinated set with fleece hoodie and t-shirt. They were sold in red/white, gray/red, and black/blue color combinations and in assorted sizes from 12M to 5T. The hoodies have Disney character designs in three different styles. “RN 16435” and the following identification number, corresponding to the style, are printed on the label along the hoodie’s side seam:
Red Fleece Hoodie with Snow White DP4253B
Grey Fleece Hoodie with Mickey Mouse J4821
Blue Fleece Hoodie with Cars J4820-A
The sets were sold at Target stores nationwide from October 2011 to December 2011.
If you have the recalled set you can return it at Target for a full refund.
You can also contact Children’s Apparel Network at 1-800-919-1917.
The Atlanta-based CDC says protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement – and effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected.