Weighted blankets for kids recalled after two deaths



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Target stores are recalling more than 200,000 weighted blankets for children that were sold by the retailer from December 2018 to September 2022.

Pillowfort brand blankets can trap children inside if they unzip and step into the blanket, posing a choking hazard.

Two girls, ages 4 and 6, are believed to have died after being trapped in blanket coverage in April 2022 at Camp Lejune, North Carolina. Target has received four reports of children trapped in these weighted blankets, including the two deaths.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target are urging consumers to immediately stop using the recalled blankets and return them to stores for a refund.

Pillowfort weighted blankets weigh 6 pounds and are 60 inches long and 40 inches wide. They have a removable and washable cover. Blankets are available in 8 different prints or colors including unicorn white, space navy, pink, blue, grey, buffalo plaid red, blue constellation and unicorn pink.

Consumers who have these blankets at home should contact Target at 800-440-0680 to receive a prepaid return label to return them by mail, or they can be returned at any Target store.

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