Blair LLC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling chenille robes and other chenille products made by A-One Textile and Towel of Pakistan, because the products are highly flammable. So far, nine people have died as a result of serious burns after their robes caught fire.
Overall, about 300,000 garments are being recalled, including the full-length women’s chenille robes, women’s chenille jackets, women’s chenille lounge jackets, and women’s chenille tops. Some of the products allegedly fail to meet federal flammability standards and present a risk of serious burns if exposed to an open flame. In fact, most of the deaths linked to the full-length chenille robes occurred while the victims were cooking.
According to the company, most of the newly recalled items were sold before December 2004. Furthermore, the recalled products were sold in Blair catalogs, online and at the Blair stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware between July 2000 and April 2007. While there haven’t been any deaths related to the other chenille products, the company decided to recall the additional items as an added precautionary measure.
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