Parents who’ve purchased an LL Bean sweater for their children should be on alert.
One particular sweater of LL Bean’s is being recalled due to a choking hazard. A safety test revealed that the string holding the spare button on the sweater’s inside is too weak – a child could rip off the button and place it in their mouth.
The recall includes L.L. Bean children’s sweaters sold in two styles: Fisherman’s, and Open Stitch. The Fisherman cardigan sweaters are a cable-knit weave with five or six buttons down the front, sold in solid colors: pink, ivory, green, natural, navy, teal and red. The Fisherman sweaters have product numbers printed on the inside back of the neck tag: 283148 (toddlers), 283149 (infants), 284855 (little girls) or 289727 (little girls). The Open Stitch cardigan sweater has one button at the top of the neckline with a crocheted knit pattern sold in blue, light pink, white and yellow with product number 286158 on the back neck tag. The sweaters were sold in little girl’s sizes 4 to 7.
Parents who’ve purchased the cardigan sweater should rip off the spare button. They should also visit the CPSC website to learn more about the recall. And finally, if you’ve purchased the cardigan, call up LL Bean at (800) 555-9717 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET to make a report.