Product Recall: Winter Water Factory’s Infant French Terry Clothing
By now, our readers surely realize that children's safety is our number one concern. For this reason, on occasion, our Child Safety Store blog feels the need to sound the alarm on recalled products. Today, we are shining a light on a recall for Winter Water Factory’s Infant French Terry Clothing.
Why are Winter Water Factory’s Infant French Terry Clothing Recalled?
While stylish and popular, these specific Winter Water Factory’s Infant French Terry Clothing items can be quite dangerous. There was worry and, to their credit, the company did the right thing. This recall was conducted voluntarily by Winter Water Factory, under Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s Fast Track Recall process. These “Fast Track” recalls are initiated by firms that commit to working with CPSC to quickly announce their recall and establish a remedy to protect consumers.
In this case, the snaps on the recalled garments can detach. While this alone is a flaw, these snaps can also expose small sharp prongs. These prongs pose a choking and laceration hazard to young children. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported as of this report. That said, the firm has received 29 reports of snaps detaching on Winter Water Factory’s Infant French Terry Clothing between the prong ring and the stud or socket piece. This recall is just a precaution, but a serious one.
Further Info and Images
According to the official announcement, this recall involves all infant French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses and bibs from the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 seasons. The affected garments were sold in infant sizes 0M–3T in various prints.
The affected styles include:
- French terry jumpsuit,
- long-sleeve romper,
- summer romper,
- tank top romper,
- bubble romper,
- footed romper,
- long-sleeve snap suit,
- short-sleeve snap suit,
- Azalea baby dress,
- Oslo baby dress,
- Juniper baby dress,
- Geneva baby dress,
- Merano baby dress,
- kerchief bib
- and French terry bib.
Here are some images of the affected products:
What to Do if You Have One of the Recalled Clothing Items
If you have purchased one of these items, the company’s advice is to immediately stop using the recalled jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses and bibs. Next, be sure to contact Winter Water Factory for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of a store credit.
After taking care of this, consumers should destroy the recalled garments by cutting them in half with scissors. Last, the consumer should upload a photo of the destroyed garment(s) to the company’s website at www.winterwaterfactory.com/pages/recall.
Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued their choice of a full refund of the purchase price or a store credit with an additional 20% added to the purchase price – whichever is higher.
To learn more about this recall, be sure to check out the official Consumer Product Safety Commission recall page. Here is some of the relevant information.
Name of Product:
Infant French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses and bibs
The snaps on the recalled garments can detach and also expose small sharp prongs, posing choking and laceration hazards to young children.
May 05, 2022
About 46,500 (In addition, about 169 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves all infant French terry jumpsuits, rompers, snap suits, baby dresses and bibs from the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 seasons.
The garments were sold in infant sizes 0M – 3T in various prints in the following styles: French terry jumpsuit, long-sleeve romper, summer romper, tank top romper, bubble romper, footed romper, long-sleeve snap suit, short-sleeve snap suit, Azalea baby dress, Oslo baby Dress, Juniper baby dress, Geneva baby dress, Merano baby dress, Kerchief bib and French terry bib.
Images of the recalled styles and prints are available on Winter Water Factory’s website at www.winterwaterfactory.com/pages/recall. The recalled garments can be identified by one of the following codes at the bottom of the label in the back of the neck:
Small boutique stores nationwide and online at www.winterwaterfactory.com from August 2020 through April 2022 for between $19 and $49, depending on style.