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.