After receiving nearly a dozen reports of snaps detaching from a batch of infant coveralls — posing a choking hazard — about 8,500 Burt’s Bees Baby onesies were recalled. Romper reached out to the company for comment regarding the voluntary recall and is awaiting a response. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, the recalled clothing were sold at various retailers, both in-store and online. So, for parents who have this brand of baby clothes at home, news of this recall is certainly alarming. But, before you toss out everything in your nursery, here’s how to tell if your Burt’s Bees Baby onesie is included in this recall and what to do if it is.
Fortunately, figuring out if you have an affected onesie in your home is pretty simple. According to a press release issued by Burt’s Bees Baby, the “Butterfly Coverall & Hat Set in Blossom Pink” — in sizes Newborn, 0-3M, 3-6M, and 6-9M, costing about $18 — with style number LY24195 is currently being recalled.
Narrow down your search by finding any light pink patterned onesies in your dresser and then locate the style number, which can typically be found on the small tag behind the washing instructions.
See below for an image of the recalled coverall set:
"With this particular product, there is an extra layer of fabric with a ruffle detail where the snap closes that may prevent it from connecting properly," according to the Burt's Bee Baby press release. "This feature may cause the snap to detach, creating a choking hazard. This is not a feature of other styles in the Burt’s Bees Baby clothing line."
Also worth noting, the recalled coverall set was sold from December 2016 through May 2017 at Babies “R” Us and BuyBuy Baby locations nationwide, as well as online at babiesrus.com, buybuybaby.com, amazon.com, kohls.com, target.com, zulily.com, diapers.com, hautelook.com, and burtsbeesbaby.com, according to the CPSC report.
If do you find that you have one of the recalled onesies, the company advises customers within the United States to register the item online. From there, Burt's Bees Baby will then send you a pre-paid envelope to send the garment back to the company. After it's received and processed, customers will be emailed "a $20 e-gift card," which can only be used at www.burtsbeesbaby.com.
Both the CPSC and Burt's Bees Baby are not aware of any reported injuries involving the product, but the recall was issued "out of an abundance of caution," the company said in a press release.
Parents who have any further questions about the recalled product can call Burt’s Bees Baby at 1-877-907-7511 (Canadian customers can call 1-855-540-2229). Or, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While recalls can make many feel uneasy about their little one's safety, it's comforting to know that the company in question has been open and proactive about the situation thus far.