Babycottons Recalls Children's Pajamas That Violate Federal Flammability Standard

Babycottons Children's Nightgowns Recal
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November 13, 2013

Babycottons is recalling approximately 1,100 children's nightgowns. The nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

This recall involves Babycottons children's 100% cotton nightgowns sold in sizes 24 months through toddler size 6. The nightgowns were sold in six prints including Alphabet (style 1413W245), BC Flowers (style 1413S220), Fairies (style 1413W125), Fairies Dots (style 1413W127), Mei Mei (style 1413S200) and Summertime (style 1413S190). The style numbers are printed on a hangtag attached to the garments. All the gowns have ruffles on the sleeves, neck or bottom.

The recalled children's nightgowns were sold exclusively at Babycottons boutiques nationwide from February 2013 through July 2013.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled nightgowns away from children and return them to Babycottons for a full refund.

For additional information on this recall, contact Babycottons toll-free at 855-922-2437.

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