Target Recalls Children’s Pillowfort Weighted Blankets After Two Deaths
[Source: USA Today]
Target is recalling about 204,000 weighted blankets after federal regulators say two young girls died of asphyxiation earlier this year.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday the Pillowfort weighted blankets are being recalled because children can be in entrapped inside it by unzipping and entering the blanket, raising the chance of asphyxiation.
Federal officials said a 4-year-old girl and 6-year-old girl reportedly became entrapped in blankets at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in April and died due to asphyxia.
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