Children's wear company Carter's has recalled a three-piece children's cardigan set due to them posing a potential choking hazard.

The sets consist of a white embroidered penguin bodysuit, a grey cardigan with a hood, and matching pair of pants. They were sold in sizes newborn to 24-months and have style number 127G596 printed on the front of the care tag sewn on the inside of the cardigan. The UPC number is also printed on the back of the same care tag. The UPC numbers are 190795798203, 190795798166, 190795798173, 190795798180, 190795798135, 190795798142, 190795798159. The style number and UPC number are also printed on the price tag.

Consumers are being urged to immediately stop using the recalled cardigan sets and return them to a Carter's store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card, or contact Carter's Consumer Affairs department and request a free return label and envelope to return the cardigan for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.

Carter's says it has received three reports of children putting a detached toggle button in their mouths but no injuries have been reported. The cardigan sets were manufactured in China.

The items were sold at Carter's, Bon-Ton, Burlington Stores, Kohl's, Macy's, Ross Stores, Toys "R" Us, and other stores nationwide and online from July 2017 to March 2018 for about US$40.