Friday, October 24, 2008
CPSC and Carter’s Advise Parents of Rashes Associated with Heat Transferred, or “Tag-less,” Labels
Many blogs have been reporting on this issue for a few weeks now. While this advisory claims that the Fall 2007 collection is to blame, some parents have been seeing rashes since the Spring.
For parents who are not aware of how serious this issue is, please see the photo posted left. This photo was taken by mom, Luiza Carneiro. Her 9 month old daughter started having severe reaction to Carter's brand tag-less clothing when she was 3 months old. She writes:
I couldn't figure out at first the cause of her reaction. I went to several doctors and their opinions ranged from food allergy to eczema to body wash to detergent. Her back will turn very red and start oozing right where the tag (stamp) is in the back, the rash will appear as the exact size and shape of the stamp. The redness will then spread out from there.Another child, who's mom has posted her story for others to see at Ava's Tagless Horror With Carters, needed to be hospitalized after her child contracted a Staph Infection from her open wound. She writes:
Then one day, the burn got worse and Ava was clearly in unbearable pain. We immediately took her to the pediatrician. The doctors in the practice saw Ava’s wound and agreed she should immediately be admitted to the children’s hospital emergency. Ava caught a staph infection from her open wound. As you may know, staph can be life threatening, especially to an infant; Ava was barely 3 months. She had to be in a strict sterile environment (medical masks, gloves and gowns were required by all who entered who room) and we waited for IV Antibiotics to mitigate further health risks. Ava and my wife were in the hospital overnight. We were alarmed by doctors who all claimed the issue to be very severe but none of whom could diagnose it. We were all horrified and traumatized by this, wondering if our daughter would recover. Ava was on antibiotics for at least a month, the burn subsided but never healed and continued to painfully affect her.Some info from Carter's Website:
Is there a recall on the Fall 2007 products?
If there is no recall then why is Carter’s issuing a release with the CPSC?