This recall involves long- and short-sleeved pajama sets. The sets have a blue shirt with a red screen print that reads “Athletics 90” and coordinating camouflage pants. The pajama sets were sold in boys’ sizes XXS (2/3) to XL (14). The Children’s Place stores nationwide and http://www.childrensplace.com from December 2006 to January 2008 for between $15 and $17. Consumers should immediately take the pajama sets from children and return them to any The Children’s Place store for a full refund. Link to full CPSC recall information.
Is nothing safe? I don’t buy much new clothing, but when I do, it’s usually Hanna Andersson, Gymboree, or The Children’s Place. Thankfully, I did not buy this particular outfit. But for every item “caught” by the CPSC, thousands more slip by, undetected.
Lesson Learned: If it’s painted, it could contain lead paint. Period. Wooden toys, plastic toys, jewelry (avoid ALL toy/non-precious metal children’s jewelry, folks!), clothing, toothbrushes, glue sticks, costumes (including hats), notebook bindings, figurines, ceramics, plastic cups – ALL of these things have been recalled recently. If it’s made in China (or, in this case, Vietnam), be especially leery.