Old Navy recalls baby sleepwear due to fire hazard

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      Thousands of baby sleepers sold by Old Navy are being recalled because they could easily catch fire.

      Health Canada posted today (April 9) a recall notice affecting 15,550 of the Old Navy cotton one-piece sleepers.

      "Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these products do not meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under Canadian law," the recall notice states.

      "Loose-fitting children's sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear, and once ignited will burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child's body. For this reason, cotton is not permitted in loose-fitting sleepwear.

      "Neither Health Canada nor Old Navy has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the affected sleepwear."

      The recalled products include footed (sizes 6-12 months) and non-footed (sizes 12-18 months and 18-24 months) one-piece sleepers with a style number beginning with 476746. 

      They were made in China and sold between June 2012 and February 2013 in Canada.

      For similar reasons, a recall was also issued today for various footed one-piece sleepers and a sleep gown from babyGap.

      Both brands are owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc.