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Report: Baby chokes on infant fur jacket causing nationwide recall

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 10:21:59-04

(WXYZ) — A New York-based clothing distributor is recalling its infant Cheetah Fur jackets Tuesday after report of a baby choking, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Amerex Group is reporting the jacket's snaps can detach, posing a chocking hazard to young children. About 1,550 units are being recalled.

Take a look at the product description:

This recall involves a faux fur mid-weight jacket sold in infant sizes 12 to 24 months. The underside of the jacket’s label contains the printed style number C2185125-CT or C218525. Amerex Group is printed on a label underneath the washing instructions label.

The firm received two reports of the snaps detaching from the jacket, including one report of a child that began to choke.

From July 2018 through February 2019, the item was sold at Carter's, Century 21 stores, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, stores nationwide and online at Zulily.com for about $65.

Parents and caretakers should immediately stop using the coat and contact Amerex Group at (800) 230-3418 for a full refund.

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