Walt Disney World and Resorts has issued a recall for approximately 15,000 Mickey and Minnie Infant Hoodie Sweatshirts due to a choking hazard. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the snaps on the hoodies can come off, which poses a choking hazard for young children. To date, no injuries have been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
The hoodies affected by this recall were sold at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and through the Shop Disney Parks app between April 2016 and October 2016. The clothing items were sold in four different sizes, 6-months, 12-months, 18-months, and 24-months.
“Disney Parks” and the garment size are printed inside the neck of the hoodies. Both hoodies are black and the artwork shows the characters’ bodies from the neck down. The Minnie Mouse hoodie also has ears and a red and white polka dot bow on the hood. Date codes are printed on the tag that is sewn into the left side seam of the garment. Mickey Mouse codes are FAC-010635-16015 or FAC-010635-16280, and Minnie Mouse codes are FAC-010635-16015 or FAC-010635-16194.
Consumers who have purchased these hoodies should discontinue use immediately and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for a full refund. The company can be reached by calling 844-722-1444 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday.
By Trixie Dillwood
Photo Courtesy CPSC