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Target pajama recall prompted by flammability; Details on pj sets in question

A voluntary Target pajama recall is underway after the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the children's pj sets are not up to federal flammability safety standards. According to the recall information, released Thursday by the CPSC, Target is fulling cooperating with the voluntary recall of more than half a million pairs of two-piece cotton and fleece Circo and Xhilaration pajamas sold between August and November 2012.

Target pajama recall prompted over flammability
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Target recalls 560,000 pairs of pjs
CPSC/Target

While there have been no incidents or injuries reported resulting from children wearing the pajamas, the CPSC says the Target pajama recall has been issued because the pjs "do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements. This poses a burn hazard to children."

The pajamas involved in the recall are described as follows:

  • They were sold in infant and toddler sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T, and in girls and boys sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.
  • There are a variety of colors and designs, including stars, dots, skulls, peace signs, cats, owls, footballs and camouflage. (For easy reference click through the pictures in the slideshow above.)
  • To see a complete list of item numbers included in this recall, visit the firm's website. The item number is located on a tag on the shirt's side seam and on the pants at the waist.
  • A tag printed on the neck of the pajamas states "Circo" or "Xhilaration", "Wear snug-fitting not flame resistant" and the item number.
  • The pajamas were also sold with a yellow hangtag that states, "For child's safety, garment should fit snugly. This garment is not flame resistant. Loose-fitting garment is more likely to catch fire."

The Target pajama sets were sold online and in the retailer's stores across the country, including in the Baltimore area for between $8 and $13. If you have a pair of the pajamas included in the recall, the CPSC urges "consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and return them to any Target for a full refund."

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