It took nearly three months but the company distributing the ED by Ellen DeGeneres line for kids has finally issued a U.S. recall of the coverall set another company recalled in Canada back in June.
The problem, said the company, is that the clothing’s decorative item–a sewn-on bunny–can detach, posing a possible choking hazard. And that’s just what happened to a Canadian infant who reportedly had the bunny applique off and in his or her mouth before a grandparent saw what was happening and took away the bunny.
The Canadian child was not injured and the U.S. distributor says it has logged no such reports.
In all, about 2500 sets of these coveralls are believed to have been sold in the U.S. and another 130 or so were sold in Canada. All of the recalled clothing items were manufactured in China.
If you think you might have one of these sets, look, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, for a tag sewn inside a seam. Style ED01210 and style ED13210 are both covered by this recall. Both have a manufacture date code of August 2017. You can take yours back to the store for a refund.
The U.S. distributor, Weeplay Kids LLC, has not said what took so long to recall the clothing here.
As of my last check, BuyBuyBaby.com had posted both the U.S. and Canadian recalls; Marshalls does not have appear to have done so.