In conjunction with Health Canada, 2 blue ducks, a Toronto toy and baby product distributor, is recalling over 400 Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Footed Sleepers designed for nine-month-old infants.
The affected item (#FTSLP-C22-9M) features red and white stripes and Dr. Seuss’ Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters.
Manufactured in China by U.S. firm Bumkin Finer Baby Products, the cotton sleeper was sold through a variety of Canadian retailers between August 2013 and August 2016.
According to the HC notice, the agency determined through its sampling and evaluation program that the sleeper does not meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law.
Although neither Health Canada nor 2 blue ducks has received reports of incidents or injuries, HC reminds parents that loose-fitting children’s sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear.
Once ignited, loose-fitting sleepwear will burn more rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child’s body. For this reason, cotton is not permitted in loose fitting sleepwear.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled sleeper and return it to their place of purchase for a full refund or email.