Home / News Target recalls 200,000 weighted blankets for kids after 2 deaths A young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation. By Cassandra Stone December 23, 2022 Target The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target are announcing the recall of approximately 204,000 Pillowfort Weighted Blankets due to an asphyxiation hazard, which has tragically caused two deaths. A 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl reportedly became entrapped in the cover of the weighted blanket and died due to asphyxia at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in April 2022. Target has received four reports of children becoming entrapped in these weighted blankets, including the two deaths. Related: These popular dry shampoos are being recalled due to potential cancer-causing ingredient This recall involves Pillowfort Weighted Blankets. The blankets weigh 6 pounds, measure 60 inches long and 40 inches wide and have a removable, waterproof, washable cover. The blankets come in eight prints or colors including unicorn white, space navy, pink, blue, gray, buffalo plaid red, blue constellation, and unicorn pink. #Recall: @Target Pillowfort weighted blankets; A young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation. Two child deaths reported. Stop use, get full refund. Full notice: https://t.co/bK06q2GlSq pic.twitter.com/0WLUhRo6gA— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) December 22, 2022 Item numbers affected are as follows: 097-02-0140 (Unicorn – White), 097-02-0148 (Space Navy), 097-02-0361(Pink), 097-02-0363 (Blue), 097-02-0364 (Gray), 097-02-1603 (Buffalo Plaid – Red), 097-02-3904 (Blue Constellation) and 097-02-3905 (Unicorn – Pink) Item numbers are printed on the fabric tag attached to the removable covers of the blankets. Target exclusively sold the recalled weighted blankets at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com. The blankets were sold from December 2018 through September 2022 for $40. Customers who have purchased these weighted blankets are asked to contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT daily to receive a prepaid return label to return the blankets by mail or return to any Target store. Related: These popular Pine-Sol cleaning products are being recalled You can also get help online here or www.target.com and click on “Recall Information” then on “Home Goods” for more information. Additionally, Target is contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns. The consumer will receive a refund of $40 in the form of a credit for use at Target stores or online at www.target.com, or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. Consumers can also click the “Products Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.