Corner Stork Bulletin: Tagless Tees Lead To Terrible Rash

carters-tee.jpgIt’s ironic!  Tagless tees were designed to reduce the irritation that can sometimes be caused by traditional tags, but now, they are the subject of an outbreak of rashes.  The government has reported that more than 400 babies developed rashes on their backs after wearing tagless baby clothing from Carter’s, Inc. where the product information was printed on the inside of the shirt. Examples of the affected labels are pictured.

According to the Carter’s, they received reports that some babies with sensitive skin could be allergic to the heat-transferred labels used in their baby clothing. “It appears that a very small percentage of children can be allergic to one or more ingredients in the labels. The solid, rather than stenciled, background on the fall 2007 labels appear to have produced a more pronounced and noticeable reaction among those children who are most allergic to the ink.” Although the baby clothing was sold last year, there may be still some available on store shelves since it is estimated that 110 million garments were made in that fall 2007 line.  No recall has been issued.

If your baby develops a rash, discontinue use immediately.  For more information regarding the baby clothes, contact Carter’s Inc. at 888-282-4674 or visit or

While Corner Stork Baby Gifts does not sell this particular brand, we want to be sure you are aware.