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Tag-less labels in children's wear causes rashes

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Tag-less labels in children's wear causes rashes Reply with quote

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and children's wear retailer Carter's Inc. warned parents that a small percentage of babies and infants have developed rashes on the upper back after wearing Carter's clothing of the Fall 2007 line, with heat-transferred, or "tag-less," labels.

Carter’s has received reports that some infants with sensitive skin could be allergic to these “tag-less” labels used in baby and infant clothing. Children with such an allergy may develop a localized rash in the general area of the label on the upper back.

The Fall 2007 line had a label on the inside back of the garment with a raised surface and a solid, rather than a stencilled, background, the company said.

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

The company said to have received fewer than four reported rashes for every 1,000,000 of these products sold. “Nevertheless, we have been working closely with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and issued a joint advisory to alert consumers to the situation.” it said in a statement.

"If your child develops a rash on the upper back after wearing garments that have a 'tag-less' label with a solid background, you should stop using these garments. If the rash persists or worsens, you should contact your pediatrician," it added.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not surprising... plastisol is made from PVC.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like how they are handling the situation. 4 out of 1,000,000 babies can't be wrong! Smile *Wondering how many DEs out there manufacture allergen-free clothing*
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