Target is issuing a recall of weighted blankets that pose an asphyxiation hazard to small children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target recalled 204,000 Pillowfort Weighted Blankets following the death of two young girls in April 2022 in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. If you think the Target weighted blanket recall affects your household, we have information regarding how to proceed below.
According to reports, the girls, ages 4 and 6, became trapped in the blanket’s cover, which is removable with a zipper, and died from asphyxiation. There have been two other separate reports of injuries from the product; however, thankfully, no other fatalities have been reported.
If you purchased a Pillowfort Weighted Blanket between December 2018 and September 2022, it’s important to heed the information in the recall.
Which children’s blankets are part of the Target recall?
The specific products being recalled are the Pillowfort Weighted Blankets. Note that these blankets weigh six pounds each and have a waterproof, washable, removable cover. The Pillowfort Weighted Blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022, retailing for $40.
The blanket comes in a number of patterns and colors. You can identify them with these product numbers which you can find on the fabric tag attached to the removable cover:
- Blue: 097-02-0363
- Blue Constellation: 097-02-3904
- Buffalo Plaid Red: 097-02-1603
- Gray: 097-02-0364
- Pink: 097-02-0361
- Space Navy: 097-02-0148
- Unicorn Pink: 097-02-3905
- Unicorn White: 097-02-0140
What should I do if I have a recalled Pillowfort Weighted Blanket?
Stop using the blanket immediately. Contact Target for a refund of the purchase price.
How can I get a refund for the recalled Pillowfort Weighted Blanket from Target?
To secure your refund for the Pillowfort Weighted Blanket if you purchased the item in store:
- Call Target at 1-800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT to receive a prepaid return label to return the blanket by mail.
- Drop the blanket off at a post office or at any Target store.
If you purchased the blankets online:
Call Target.com Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869.
What sort of refund are they offering for the Target Weighted Blanket recall?
Shoppers who return the recalled Pillowfort Weighted Blankets to Target will receive a $40 credit for use in store or at Target.com. A credit equal to the purchase price if higher than $40 will be issued.