Meijer Recalls 22,000 Children’s Swimsuits That Pose a Choking Hazard

The snaps on the affected swimsuits can detach

Meijer Recalls 22,000 Children’s Swimsuits That Pose a Choking Hazard
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August 9, 2017

Meijer has issued a safety recall for approximately 22,000 Wave Zone children's swimsuits. The snaps on the swimsuit can detach, posing a choking hazard to the child.

Recalled product details

This recall involves the Wave Zone one-piece, zip-back swimsuit for newborns, infants, and toddlers. The swimsuits have a zipper on the back and four snaps on the bottom and were sold in four colors: blue and gray with a shark on the front; white and navy stripes with an anchor pattern; pink and teal with a strawberry on the front; pink arms with a multi-colored fish pattern.

The affected swimsuits were sold in sizes: 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, and 24m. Wave Zone and Made in China are printed on the swimsuit's inner collar. The tracking number located on the sewn-in label on the inner side seam is NOV 2016 021-14328.

Where were the recalled products sold?

The recalled Wave Zone children's swimsuits were sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin from January 2017 through July 2017 for about $14 each.

Meijer says that it has received 11 reports of the snaps detaching from the swimsuits—though no injuries have been reported, to date.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swimsuits and return them to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699.