Carter's tagless clothing causing rashes

Filed under: Babies, Toddlers Preschoolers, Preschoolers, Baby Essentials, Decor, Shopping

carter's clothingKids like mine who are bothered by itchy tags in their clothing are usually appeased by the increasingly-common 'tagless' clothing. Instead of a sewn-in tag, they have one that is heat-transfered directly to the clothing. Usually, this is good. But in the case of some Carter's tagless clothing, the heat-transferred tag is actually causing children more discomfort in the form of a rash.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Carter's, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, are advising parents and caregivers that they have received reports that a small percentage of babies have developed rashes on their upper backs after wearing Carter's tagless clothing.

The clothes in question are from Carter's Fall 2007 product line and utilize a label that has a raised surface rather than a stenciled background. This advisory does not apply to previous and current product lines, which utilize labels with stenciled backgrounds.

The clothes were made in various countries and sold at Carter's retail stores and at department and national chain stores.

If your little one develops a rash on the upper back after wearing Carter's garments that have a tagless label with a solid background, you should stop using these garments. If the rash persists or worsens, you should contact your pediatrician. For additional information, visit Carter's website or contact Carter's toll free at 1-888-282-4674. You can also reach them via email at


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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.