Feds Recall Star Wars Onesie Supporting the Empire

‘If you only knew the power of THE DARK SIDE’


The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling a Star Wars Darth Vader onesie that urged babies to support the empire, even though no injuries linked to the clothing were reported.

The federal government said the "Darth Vader Infant Bodysuit" sold at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presents a "choking hazard."

The onesie features a little Darth Vader brandishing a light saber with the caption:

"If you only knew the power of THE DARK SIDE."

"This recall involves two styles of infant one-piece bodysuits with a three snap button closure," the agency said in an announcement Tuesday. "The garments are 100 percent cotton."

"The Darth Vader Infant Bodysuits were sold in five sizes: 3M, 6M, 12M, 18M and 24M," they said. "The garment has a gray body with black sleeves and trim. The artwork on the front of the bodysuit shows an infant Darth Vader holding a light saber with the text: "If you only knew the power of THE DARK SIDE."

The government instructed owners of the pro-Empire onesie to "immediately stop using" the garment and contact Disney for a refund.

"The snaps on the bodysuits can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children," they said.

The agency issued the recall despite no incidents or injuries being reported.

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Elizabeth Harrington is a senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Elizabeth graduated from Temple University in 2010. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she worked as a staff writer for CNSNews.com. Her email address is elizabeth@freebeacon.com. Her Twitter handle is @LizWFB.

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