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This is a tragedy that could have been avoided.

Here’s the recall from Target…


Children have died and that is cause for alarm! Target is recalling weighted children’s blankets! Two girls, ages 4 and 6, died from asphyxiation while playing with the blanket. They unzipped the washable cover and went inside, they then became trapped inside the blanket and the unthinkable happened.


The blankets made by Pillowfort sold at Target stores nationwide and online from December 2018 weighed 6 pounds and have a removable waterproof/washable cover. The measurements of these blankets are 60 inches long by 40 inches wide.

They sold for $40.00 and came in 8 different child-friendly prints.  The following are the item numbers of the recalled blankets. Those can be found by unzipping the washable cover and locating the item number attached to the inside of the cover.  See Below the description of the blankets to watch out for and the item number for each one.

097-02-0140 Unicorn/White

097-02-0148 Space/Navy


097-02-0363 Blue

097-02-0364 Gray

097-02-1603 Buffalo Plaid/Red

097-02-3904 Blue Constellation

097-02-3905 Unicorn/Pink

If you purchased one of these blankets for your child, stop using them immediately! You can call Target at 1-800-440-0680 to receive a prepaid label to mail in this blanket or visit any Target store for a full refund.

Whether your child is currently using one of these blankets or you know someone that is please do not allow them to use it. The safety of our children is a priority and the latest recalls are scary! Stay safe Alabama.

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