SanMar Recalls Precious Cargo Infant One-Piece Garments
SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., today announced a voluntary recall of all Precious Cargo Infant One-Pieces (CAR40). Recent testing revealed a potential choking hazard from snaps at the bottom of the three-snap bottom closure garments that may detach. There have been no reports of injury or other incidents.
"As a parent, there is nothing I take more seriously than the safety of those who wear our children’s products,” said Jeremy Lott, president of SanMar. “We are working hard on a voluntary ‘fast track’ product recall with the support and guidance of the CPSC."
The 100 percent-cotton garments were sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18M in the following solid colors: athletic heather, aquatic blue, candy pink, clover green, jet black, lime, navy, purple, red, royal, sangria, white and yellow. “Precious Cargo” and an elephant are printed on a blue tag sewn into the neck area. CAR40, the style number, is printed on a white label sewn into the left inside seam. SanMar sold the garments from July 2014 through July 2015.
“SanMar follows all Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations and [Quality Certification Alliance] guidelines, as well as our own quality control standards,” Lott stated. “We are looking at all of our processes to see how we can enhance them to make sure our products continually meet our high standards.
“We have reached out directly to our affected customers to explain the situation and ask for their help to remove this product from the marketplace so that we can make it right for them and their clients,” Lott added. “Approximately half the recalled units were never sold and are sitting in our distribution centers and will be destroyed.”
SanMar has removed the Precious Cargo Infant One-Pieces from inventory and requests that all companies immediately stop selling the product. SanMar customers should visit www.sanmar.com/about/recall.jsp for refund instructions.
The company also asks that anyone who possesses CAR40 inventory or has sold the product to contact their client to cease further distribution of this garment. End-users, retailers or third-party sellers of the Precious Cargo Infant One-Pieces should call (888) 770-7018 or visit www.preciouscargokids.com for more information.