Thousands of baby gowns sold on Amazon recalled due to potential burn risk

Thousands of baby gowns have been sold on Amazon in the first half of 2021 were recalled after failing to meet the flammability standards set for children’s sleeping materials, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. said this week.

According to the commission, the gown was recalled because of “a risk of burns to children”. There were no reported injuries associated with the gown at the time CPSC issued the recall notice on Wednesday.

All of the gowns included in the recall, an estimated total of 3,500 gowns ranging in size from 3T to 12, have been sold by Chinese brand HulovoX through Amazon. Each gown costs an estimated $30 and goes on sale from January to May 2021, according to CPSC.

The gown is made of 100% micro polyester and is described as having long sleeves, a fabric belt and buttons. Some capes have additional features described by the CPSC as “unicorn ornamentation”, complete with a unicorn-looking hood with horns, ears, and furry manes.

Children's gowns on Amazon recalled
About 3,500 baby gowns sold on Amazon last year were recalled for posing a potential burn risk, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this week. Above, the Amazon logo is pictured at a distribution center in Staten Island, New York, on March 30, 2020.
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Photos shared on the CPSC’s website show all of the recalled gowns in light colors – some tie colors and others rainbow motifs. CPSC says a total of 22 different color variants are subject to the recall.

All gowns have a label sewn at the neck providing instructions for proper washing and are identified as “Made in China”. The size of each gown is noted with a second label sewn along a side seam.

Customers who believe they may have purchased one of the gowns from HulovoX through Amazon are encouraged to return it in exchange for a refund. The CPSC said children should stop using gowns and strip them “immediately”.

According to CPSC, Amazon will contact customers to arrange for them to receive pre-paid items, which will instruct them on how to use it to return the gown.

“Consumers can also contact HulovoX to request a return postage prepaid parcel for a full refund,” the CPSC said.

HulovoX has a recall notices tab on its website that includes details about the recalled gown and explains how customers can return their purchased product for a refund. Like CPSC, HulovoX’s website includes photos of gowns in every color variation recalled.

Newsweek Have reached out to Amazon and HulovoX for comment. Thousands of baby gowns sold on Amazon recalled due to potential burn risk

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