While we have not had an issue in our household, news is spreading that some of the tag-less shirts by Carters may cause a allergic reaction. This is something all parents should be mindful of, so if you notice a small rash on the back of your child’s neck you may have just solved the mystery.
The below is an announcement from the Carters website which you can view in full HERE.
Carter’s has received reports that some infants with sensitive skin could be allergic to heat-transferred, or “tag-less,” labels used in baby and infant clothing, including Carter’s clothing. Children with such an allergy may develop a localized rash in the general area of the label on the upper back. Naturally, we are very concerned about any child who may have had a skin rash while wearing our garments, and we have been looking into this matter thoroughly.
We have conducted an internal review of the product and test results, required our label manufacturers to do the same, and coordinated with several independent experts, including physicians, to provide their analysis. Our review and testing provide no indication that the labels contain any known skin irritants or abrasive chemicals, or that such a rash is anything beyond a rare allergic reaction to an otherwise safe product. We have received fewer than four reported rashes for every 1,000,000 of these products sold.
Nevertheless, we have been working closely with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and issued a joint advisory to alert consumers to the situation.
The reported skin rashes have been associated with tag-less labels used in our Fall 2007 product line. These labels have a solid, rather than stenciled, background. Prior and current Carter’s product lines utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds and have not been linked to skin rashes.
If your child develops such an allergic reaction, you should stop using the garment that caused the reaction. If the condition persists, please contact your pediatrician for advice. You may return any item that you are not satisfied with for a full refund. Our Consumer Affairs staff can help with that return.
Carter’s is committed to being the industry leader in product safety and quality. All of our products must pass rigorous third-party testing to ensure they meet the highest safety and quality standards and are compliant with all laws and regulations. We take pride in knowing that parents rely on us to provide trusted products that help make their lives simpler. As always, Carter’s is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
I want to hear from my readers as I have not had a issue with this personally- have you? What was the outcome?