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Target issues recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets after 2 children die

The girls, ages 4 and 6, died in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after they were trapped in the blankets in April, federal officials said.

Target issued a recall for more than 200,000 weighted blankets after two children in North Carolina died from asphyxiation, federal officials and Target said Thursday.

The girls, ages 4 and 6, died in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after they were trapped in the blankets in April, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a news release.

Target urged people who bought the 6-pound Pillowfort brand blankets to stop using them immediately and contact the store for a refund.

“A young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation,” the company said.

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