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Meijer Recalls Children’s Hooded Jackets Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: December 6, 2018

Recall Number: 19-044

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Falls Creek Kids infant and toddler hoodies

Hazard: The zipper slider can detach from the hoodie, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodies away from children, stop using them and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Meijer at 800-927-8699 anytime or online at and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 25,000

Description: This recall involves Falls Creek Kids branded children’s zip up hoodies sold in five color styles in sizes 12M,18M, 24M, 2T,3T 4T and 5T. “Falls Creek Kids” and “Made in China” are printed on the inner collar. The tracking number is printed on a sewn-in label on the inner side seam.

Product Sizes Tracking Number Color/Style
Falls Creek Kids zip up hoodies 12M, 18M, 24M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T “MAY 2018 17677”
“MAY 2018 17506”
“AUGUST 2018 17932”
navy with white and orange striped sleeves

teal with white and navy striped sleeves

gray with a football play graphic

olive green with a bear graphic

gray girl’s hoodie with ruffled trim

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received one report of the zipper slider body and pull detaching from a hoodie. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At: Meijer stores nationwide from June 2018 through October 2018 for about $14.

Importer(s): Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Distributor(s): Wholesale Merchandisers LLC, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

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.