FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2000
Release # 00-119
|Federated Recall Hotline: (800) 364-6190
(Robes sold at Bloomingdale's, Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, Rich's, and The Bon Marché)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federated Department Stores Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, is recalling up to 50,000 children's robes purchased for use as sleepwear. These robes, when used as sleepwear, fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The standards require sleepwear, including robes, to be flame resistant, and if the garment ignites, the flame must self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious burn injuries to children.
Federated Department Stores has not received any reports of injuries from these robes. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled robes are made of 100 percent cotton terry cloth sold under the brand names Aegean, Baby Monarch, b kids, Charter Club, Club Room, and Jr. By Monarch. The robes are a wrap style with waist belt, two front patch pockets and a hood. They were sold in boys and girls sizes 12 months to 14 and in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The robes come in a variety of colors and prints. The brand name, fabric content and size are on sewn-in on labels.
The robes were sold at the following stores from July 1995 through January 2000 for about $25 to $52.
|Charter Club||Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus,
Macy's, Rich's, The Bon Marché
|Jr. By Monarch|
Parents should immediately stop their children from wearing these robes and return the robes to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers should call Federated Department Stores at (800) 364- 6190 anytime for additional information.
Children's cotton swimwear cover-ups and polyester robes are not included in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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