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Wearable baby blanket recalled for choking hazard

Parents in Montana do everything they can to protect their children. Unfortunately, there are some things that a parent cannot control. Among those things are hazardous or defective products. Parents expect that products -- especially those made for children or infants -- are safe. Unfortunately, frequent product recalls show that this is not always the case. 

Just this week, a blanket sleeper for infants was recalled for posing an alarming hazard to the children who wore it. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, six people reported that the petals of a flower embellishment on the HALO SleepSack detached. In one instance, a detached flower wound up in an infant's mouth, causing the baby to start gagging. 

The recall covers all SleepSacks sold between December 2011 and July 2013. They were sold only at Babies R Us stores. Any parents in Montana who purchased the product should stop using them immediately. HALO has apparently offered to send parents a replacement. 

For parents, recalls like this can be extremely discomforting. Rightfully, most parents trust that any company that creates products for young children or infants has done proper testing to ensure the products are safe for use. When they are not properly tested, children can become seriously injured. 

If a child is injured because of a defective product, parents in Montana should know that there are ways to take action against the company responsible. Like in a motor vehicle accident case, a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent company can result in financial compensation. 

Source: Huffington Post, "Babies R Us HALO SleepSacks Recalled," Aug. 21, 2013

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