the IT city, the I.T. Baby


HALO SleepSacks Wearable Blankets recalled due to choking hazard

Halo SleepSackThis applies solely to the HALO SleepSacks sold from Babies R Us that were pink with a flower on them.

The petals on the flower can detach under baby assault and present a choking hazard.

According to the CPSC you should contact Halo Innovations toll-free at (866) 819-8118 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at [email protected] or online at and click on the product recall link on the homepage for more information.

One of the things this should teach manufacturers is that if they’re going to throw anything in for simple decoration, it better be able to stand up to a baby assault. I’ve now seen three things that hit close to home that are all about substandard decorations. Note to parent, if you can rip it off or it falls off in the dryer, it shouldn’t be anywhere near your baby.

Unfortunately the face of a choking hazard looks cute, but never underestimate your child’s free time to spend pulling at something until it breaks, snaps, falls off, and ends up in their mouth being chewed on. If you can remote it with a little force, they’re going to be able to remove it given time, spit, and determination.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.