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Recall Notice: American Apparel Gildan Children's Sleep Sacks

This sleep sack fails to meet flammability standards and poses a burn risk to children
Recall Notice: American Apparel Gildan Children's Sleep Sacks
Recalled American Apparel Gildan Sleep Sack
Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor
Friday August 30, 2019

This recall involves Gildan sleep sacks sold exclusively by the American Apparel brand under their Baby Rib Collection. The sacks are 100% cotton and 90% cotton and 10% polyester-blended knit sacks in sizes 6-12 months. The sacks were sold in black, green, gray, light blue, navy, pink, red, and white. Consumers can find “American Apparel” and “Baby Rib Collection” on a neck label.

We have not reviewed this specific sleep sack, but you can find out more about sleep sacks and swaddles in our roundup of the Best Swaddles and Sleep Sacks.


The sleep sacks do not meet the flammability standards for children's sleepwear, which poses a burn risk for children.

Confirmed Incidents



Consumers should stop using the sleep sack immediately and contact American Apparel for a refund or replacement of the garment.

Who to Contact for More Information

Consumers can contact American Apparel toll-free at 833-222-7760 from 7 am - 5 pm PST Monday-Friday, via email using “Product Recall” for the subject, or online at under the Product Recall link on the bottom of the page.

Additional information on this recall can be read on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


Gildan Activewear SRL, of Barbados

Product Origin


Where Was it Sold

Sold exclusively at American Apparel online at from January 2018 - January 2019

Recall Date

May 28, 2019

Recall Number