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Carter’s Recalls Children’s Cardigan Sets Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: May 2, 2018

Recall Number: 18-148

Recall Summary

Name of Product: 3-piece penguin cardigan sets

Hazard: The cardigan’s toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund
Consumer should immediately take the recalled cardigan sets away from children, stop using them and return them to a Carter’s store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card. Consumers can also contact Carter’s Consumer Affairs department and request a free return label and envelope to return the cardigan for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.

Consumer Contact: Carter’s Consumer Affairs department at 800-692-4674 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 107,200 (in addition, about 8,800 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Carter’s 3-piece penguin cardigan sets. The recalled sets consist of a white embroidered penguin bodysuit, a grey cardigan with a hood and matching pair of pants. They were sold in sizes newborn to 24 months. Style number 127G596 is printed on the front of the care tag sewn on the inside of the cardigan, and the UPC number is printed on the back of the same care tag. The UPC numbers are 190795798203, 190795798166, 190795798173, 190795798180, 190795798135, 190795798142, 190795798159. The style number and UPC number are also printed on the price tag.

Size UPC Style No.
NB 190795798203 127G596
3M 190795798166 127G596
6M 190795798173 127G596
9M 190795798180 127G596
12M 190795798135 127G596
18M 190795798142 127G596
24M 190795798159 127G596


Incidents/Injuries: Carter’s received three reports of children putting a detached toggle button in their mouths. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Carter’s, Bon-Ton, Burlington Stores, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Ross Stores, Toys “R” Us, and other stores nationwide and online at from July 2017 through March 2018 for about $40.
Importer(s): The William Carter Company, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured In: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.