When a story involves infants and oozing, you know it's not gonna be good. A dad in MA posted photos on flickr about how his kid got a big, oozy burn on her stomach after sleeping overnight in an ipodmybaby bodysuit from American Apparel. It's not at all clear why, frankly, whether it's a silkscreen breathability problem, a latex ink allergy problem [the IPMB folks say there's no latex in the silkscreened image, though], or what, but pictures of the clickwheel-sized rash/burn and various strangers' conjectures are all on flickr for everyone to overreact to.
Meanwhile, ipodmybaby and American Apparel are both suddenly going through some kind of "not intended for sleepwear!" frenzy, even though the sleepwear standards for infants say nothing about silkscreening [and even though AA sells only plain bodysuits to basically every baby clothes designer in the country]. Something seems not right about this to me, but maybe that's just because our kid has never had an adverse reaction to a piece of clothing, silkscreened or not, even the AA onesies she sleeps in. Obviously, if your kid wakes up with Old Testament-scale boils on her chest, you'll find my perspective less than enlightening.
"product alert!" [driki on flickr via dt reader christy]