Clothing company Next recalled their “Washing Line” baby onesies after a parent noticed images of a penis hidden in the print.
23-year-old Shane Gallivan was feeding his 10 month old twin daughters when he noticed an unusual drawing on their rompers.
“He was feeding my daughter when he suddenly said ‘Oh my god’,” recalled Gallivan’s wife Carla. “He looked at the baby grow and noticed the trousers were covered in penises.”
“At first I thought it must just be a mistake,” she also added. “But I looked and there are lots of different ones all over it.”
The couple received the onesies as a gift a few months ago, but only realized the design faux pas recently.
“The girls were wearing it for weeks before we noticed. We don’t tend to look in depth at the clothes,” the angry mom said. “We just thought it was a cute, nice baby grow with washing line with clothes and socks on it, but then we saw this. Once you notice it, it is unmistakeable.”
Next immediately pulled the design from stores and issued a statement:
“We were shocked by the image that ended up on one of our sleepsuits. The offending part of the design started life as an upside down jumper with a neck binding and placket with buttons (hanging on the washing line), but unfortunately has been over simplified by the printer and has unintentionally become something else. This is an innocent mistake that had not been picked up in the approval process. As it was inappropriate we made the decision to withdraw this item from sale as soon as it was bought to our attention earlier this year.”
As for the Gallivans, they will definitely be tossing out those onesies.