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30 Nov 2020

Safety alert: John Lewis recalls own-brand baby sleeping bags

A popper fastening on the sleeping bags could pose a potential choking hazard
John Lewis baby sleeping bag recall

John Lewis is recalling a number of its own-brand Leckford, Jurassic Garden and plain cotton baby sleeping bags, sold between February and November 2020.

John Lewis says that there is a 'risk relating to the popper fastening on these sleeping bags that may pose a choking hazard'.

If you suspect you have one of the recalled sleeping bags, stop using it immediately. You will be able to return it to John Lewis as of Wednesday 2 December and receive a full refund.

Keep your little ones safe with our expert child safety advice

How to check if your sleeping bag is affected

Below is a list of baby sleeping bags and specific product codes being recalled.

Find out if your sleeping bag is being recalled by checking the product code printed on the product care label sewn into the side seam. If it matches one of the codes below, stop using it immediately.

If you are unsure if the sleeping bag you have is one of the recalled products, you should also stop using it and contact John Lewis as soon as possible on 01698 545 160.

This line should be open between 9:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday.

A spokesperson for John Lewis also told us it is currently in the process of contacting customers who bought one of the recalled products to arrange a full refund, and apologised for the concern that this product recall will cause its customers.

But don't wait to be contacted. If you think you have one of the affected baby sleeping bags, it's vital you check it yourself before using it again.

List of affected sleeping bags

  • John Lewis & Partners Jurassic Garden Dinosaur Stripe Baby Sleeping Bag

Product codes: 33026530, 33026531, 33026532, 33026469, 33026470, 33026471

  • John Lewis & Partners Jurassic Garden Dinosaur Print Baby Sleeping Bag

Product codes: 33026110, 33026111, 33026112, 33026527, 33026528, 33026529, 33026472, 33026473, 33026474

  • John Lewis & Partners Leckford Bunny Baby Sleeping Bag

Product codes: 33026107, 33026108, 33026109

  • John Lewis & Partners Leckford Bunny Baby Sleep Bag, Pack of 2

Product codes: 33026521, 33026522, 33026523, 33026423, 33026452, 33026453

  • John Lewis & Partners Plain Cotton Muslin Sleeping Bag

Product codes: 33026479, 33026478, 33026477, 33026465, 33026463, 33026464

Baby sleeping in sleeping bag

Which? investigation uncovers dangerous baby sleeping bags

Unrelated to the sleeping bags being recalled by John Lewis, a recent investigation by Which? found 12 out of 15 baby sleeping bags failed our safety tests.

One of the three safe sleeping bags came from John Lewis.

All nine of the baby sleeping bags we bought from sellers listing through online marketplaces AliExpress, Amazon Marketplace, eBay, Etsy and Wish failed to pass our safety tests.

The safety problems uncovered included neck openings that are too wide, which could lead to a baby slipping down into the bag and suffocating.

We also found inaccurate tog ratings that could lead to a baby seriously overheating, which can be a cause of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Many bags simply didn't provide key safety information in the instructions.

Watch our video revealing four examples of sleeping bags being sold online that could put your baby at risk.

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