“Onesies” are one of the most popular clothing items for infants.
However, the snaps that allow for quick diaper changes could also pose
hidden dangers if the clothing is not manufactured properly.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the
recall of 479,000 Precious Cargo infant one-piece garments. According
to the agency, the snaps on the one-piece garments can detach, posing
a choking hazard to young children. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
The defective one-pieces were sold as promotional products with a corporate
or community organization logo on the front. Concerned parents should
check the labels of any onesies to see if they came from Precious Cargo.
The onesies are 100 percent cotton and were sold in sizes 6 months, 12
months and 18 months. The clothing was available 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. Style number CAR40 is printed on a white label sewn into the left
inside seam. The onesies were sold at gift stores and other specialty
retailers across the country for approximately $4.
Given the serious choking hazard, the
CPSC recall notice urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled garments
and contact Precious Cargo to return them for a full refund.