Costco has pulled Pekkle infant sleepwear from its Canadian stores. The move follows a complaint from a parent that a child’s skin was scratched by a snap when it detached from a sleeper.
The retail giant said that it received the complaint on April 11. «The same day, we pulled the merchandise off the floor. You cannot compromise in these instances,» said spokesperson, Ron Damiani.
Costco says it’s waiting for word from Health Canada and Lemur Inc., the Montreal-based company that owns the Pekkle line and manufactures the clothing in China.
The company says as soon as it learned about the incident, it voluntarily recalled all Pekkle clothing that could be affected.
«Pekkle is taking this situation very seriously. The company’s team is currently conducting a thorough internal investigation to find the sources of the problem,» said Lemur spokesperson Raphaël Melançon in an email to CBC News. «The safety of our customers is Pekkle’s top priority.»
Melançon said the company is working closely with Costco and Health Canada on the issue.
Health Canada has not issued a formal recall and says it will decide if further action is required after reviewing the case.
Pekkle sleepers are popular with some Canadian parents, and the line’s disappearance from Costco has some expressing concern on social media.
«These Pekkle Sleepers have been the only thing that my daughter has worn since she was a baby!!!» posted one parent in a blog. Now, she says, she must find a replacement.