Watching your young child in the water can be scary. You never know what kind of dangers that swimming or being in water can cause, especially with them being so defenseless. Parents have every right to be worried when it comes to your child and any body of water. And when your own child's swimsuit can pose a threat to their safety, this is a major cause for concern. This is why you should want to know how to tell if your child's Meijer swimsuit was recalled, so you can (almost) put your mind at ease the next time they head for the water.
Romper has reached out to Meijer for comment regarding the recall and is awaiting a response.
Before you run to your child's closet in search of their swimsuit brands, take note — Meijer swimsuits are only sold in Meijer stores. Meijer is a big box store (think Target or Walmart) that sells everything from groceries, to furniture, to even children's clothes. And Meijer is only located in six states, primarily in the Midwest.
If you are a frequent Meijer shopper, then you already know this information well. And if you've recently purchased a swimsuit for your child from the store, then you definitely want to take note. On Tuesday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall for more than 22,000 children's swimsuits sold between the months of January and July this year.
Four swimsuits by the brand Wave Zone, with short sleeves and different patterns on them are a part of the voluntary recall. According to the CPSC, these swimsuits were sold in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. If you're still having difficulty determining whether or not your child's swimsuit from Meijer was a part of this recall, you can see a clear picture of these swimsuits here if you're more of a visual person.
The swimsuits were voluntarily recalled, according to the CPSC, due to 11 reports of the swimsuit's snaps detaching, which could lead to a choking hazard. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.
So you bought this swimsuit for your child — now what? Don't panic, but still hold onto that swimsuit. Customers who have the swimsuit in their possession should discontinue use immediately, according to Meijer, and return them to their nearest Meijer store for a full refund. Those who still have questions pertaining to the voluntary recall can contact Meijer at 800-927-8699 at any time.
With the final days of summer fast approaching, it is important for parents to take note.