Thursday, October 30, 2008

Clothes minded

I just had to go through Em's entire wardrobe because of a recent discovery with Carter's clothing line. Apparently its Fall 07 line of tagless clothing (with solid square lables stamped on the fabric instead of separate cloth tags sewn on) has been linked to some nasty rashes on kids. Great. Just what any parent, especially new ones like us, need to worry about. The line isn't supposed to cause rashes on EVERY kid, but who wants to take the chance? And supposedly kids who are predisposed to rashes from those tagless pieces may get rashes from other tagless clothing lines, but Carter's seems to be the biggest culprit.

Thankfully, out of the large collection of Carter's clothing in her wardrobe, only six pieces were from the "bad line." The company is not doing a "recall" but supposedly will accept all the clothing from that line and provide a refund. I'm waiting to hear back from its customer service department to find out how to make that happen.

So, if you're a parent, you might want to go through your kids' clothes.

And if you're a grandparent (hi Mom and Merridee!) or are buying baby gifts for friends/family, keep this in mind.

Good tags:
Bad tags:
More info can be found on the Carter's site here.

"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer


  1. Babies are complicated . . . but it's good that you're informed :)

  2. oh, good tip! we always hit up carter's outlet during the holidays for baby gifts, so this is good to know in advance.

  3. Wow - all the worries parents go through!

  4. Holy Schmole, thanks!! I don't think B has many Carters outfits but I will check. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. No rashes yet either.

  5. Frak! Thanks for spreading the word - I had no idea!

  6. What a PITA. As if there aren't enough other things to worry about. :/ Well, good thing you're up on it and Carter's is being good about things.

  7. OH NO!!! Let me know if you want me to exchange anything...

  8. i'm about to hit up the carter's outlet, so i'm glad you posted this. now i can be more careful with what i pick out!

  9. I have a funny (now it's funny) story about tags on baby clothes. Someone thought it'd be a great idea to cut the size tags off of all the Babito's clothes so they wouldn't irritate him. These were all the clothes we got for him at the showers and as gifts, so the clothes ranged from newborn to 12 months. We had no idea what size ANY of his clothes were.

    So my tip, don't do that.