Recall alert | Target, CPSC recall children’s Pillowfort weighted blankets after 2 girls in NC get entrapped, die by asphyxia

Target is recalling a children’s weighted blanket sold in its stores and online after two NC children died and two others were trapped while using the product.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday the recall of the Pillowfort weighted blanket, stating that children can become trapped if they unzip and enter the blanket, creating a choking risk.

In April, a 4-year-old and 6-year-old girl reportedly became trapped in the blanket of Pillowfort weighted blankets and died of asphyxiation at Camp Lejeune, the CPSC said.

The commission stated that there were two other reports of children being trapped in the product that did not result in death.

Target sold about 204,000 of the $40 blankets from December 2018 to September 2022, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The ID numbers of the affected blankets, which can be found on the fabric tag, are: 097-02-0140 (Unicorn – White), 097-02-0148 (Space Navy), 097-02-0361 (Pink), 097- 02-0363 (Blue), 097-02-0364 (Grey), 097-02-1603 (Buffalo Plaid – Red), 097-02-3904 (Blue Constellation) and 097-02-3905 (Unicorn – Pink).

Customers can log on to target.com for more information about the recall and how to get a refund.

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