Carter’s Tagless Clothing Can Cause Chemical-Like Burns to Babies

October 25, 2008 | 5 Comments

If you have a baby that sleeps in Carter’s, Cisco, or Gerber tagless clothing (or know anyone that may), you must read this! ZRecommends was recently investigating the chemical burns (possibly from the dangerous chemical, phthalates), which is in the tagless ink concoction.

On October 24, CPSC and Carter’s released an official statement advising parents of rashes associated with heat transferred, or “Tag-less” labels.

Here is a photos of the chemical burns on a nine month old baby. Seeing the photos, makes us want to cry for this little girl. This horrible chemical burn came from sleeping in her Carter’s tagless pajamas.

If you are thinking……well, this must just be one of those rare cases of an extra sensitive baby, think again. Since ZRecs Blogspot has been respectfully investigating this concern, their findings have proved this NOT to be a rare instance at all.

Babies are more prone to the burns, probably because they are sleeping on this tag (which is direct contact with their skin) for up to 12 hours at a time. That is a lot of exposure, especially for skin that has not even developed its full protective layers yet.

Advisory On Carter’s Fall 2007 Labels With Solid Background

Taken right from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s notice: – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Carter’s, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, are advising parents and caregivers that they have received reports that a small percentage of babies and infants have developed rashes on the upper back after wearing Carter’s clothing with heat-transferred, or “tag-less,” labels.

This advisory applies to Carter’s Fall 2007 product line. The Fall 2007 line utilizes a label on the inside back of the garment that has a raised surface with a solid, rather than a stenciled, background. This advisory does not apply to previous and current product lines, which utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds.

Fall 2007 Label with solid background.
(Photo from Carters.com)

Spring 2008 Label with stenciled background. (Photo from Carters.com)

The garments, which were made in various countries, were sold at Carter’s own retail stores and at department and national chain stores.

What To Do If This Has Effected Your Child

If your child develops a rash on the upper back after wearing garments that have a “tag-less” label, you should stop using these garments. If the rash persists or worsens, you should contact your pediatrician.

For additional information, visit Carter’s website here. , contact Carter’s toll free at 1-888-282-4674 or by email at contactus@carters.com

To see this release on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the products involved in this advisory, please click here.

We think that ZRec Blogspot did an amazing job on following up on this matter! To read more about their investigation from the beginning, visit ZRec Blogspot.

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Category: 0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Clothing, Product Recalls

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  • tammy

    What if would like a refund but don’t have a recicpt, would they still give me a refund?

  • Lilly

    I tried to get a refund for 4 tees but they told me I could only get store credit. So I bought a shirt and pants with a real label. You may want to call Carter first and ask for refund.

  • suzan

    What does the rash look like?

  • safbaby

    I added the link to picture of rash in article, here it is again: http://thoughtsluiza.blogspot.com/

  • http://avastaglesshorrorwithcarters.blogspot.com/ Janet

    NBC has picked up on this story and did a few investigative pieces. We were interviewed by the producer as were other families. One of the moms in the video is now part of the class action filed in CA. If anyone would like to read the complaint, please email me (contact information on my blog website chronicling our daughter’s experience with Carters):

    Below are the NBC video links.

    We hope more consumers, parents and pediatricians hear about our collective unfortunate experiences with Carters:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Carter_s_Tagless_Clothing_Classaction_Lawsuit_Los_Angeles.html

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Carter_s_Clothes_Viewer_Reaction_Los_Angeles.html

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