Target stores are recalling more than 200,000 children’s weighted blankets sold by the retailer from December 2018 to September 2022.
The Pillowfort blankets can trap children inside if they open them and enter the blanket, posing a risk of suffocation.
Two girls, ages 4 and 6, reportedly died after becoming trapped in the blanket in April 2022 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Target has received four reports of children being trapped in these weighted blankets, including the two deaths.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target are urging consumers to stop using the recalled rugs immediately and return them to stores for a refund.
Pillowfort weighted blankets weigh 6 pounds and measure 60 inches long by 40 inches wide. They have a removable, washable cover. The rugs come in eight different prints or colors, including unicorn white, space marine, pink, blue, gray, buffalo plaid red, blue constellation, and unicorn pink.
Consumers who have these rugs at home should contact Target at 800-440-0680 to receive a prepaid return label to return them by mail, or they can be returned to any Target store.