Recalls Initiated Over Flammable Children’s Pajamas and Sleep Products
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently coordinated multiple recalls for children’s pajama products that fail to meet federal flammability safety standards. In 1972, when the CPSC was created, it took over the responsibility of issuing flammability standards for clothing products from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Children’s sleepwear above size 9 months and up to size 14 are covered by the CPSC’s flammability standards.
If the products complied with the CPSC’s standards, they would be flame-resistant and capable of self-extinguishing. Flammable clothing may have more opportunities to encounter candles, fireplaces or other sources of heat during the cold winter months. Pajamas that do not meet the CPSC standard may combust.
Products sold by One Stop Shop, Sweet Bamboo and Woolino were included in the recalls. Some of the recalled products could be bought on Amazon and Woolino.com. Others were sold children’s boutique stores, such as Pony, Foreman Mills, and Caro Bambino.
The CPSC’s website may contain more information on recent recalls for children’s clothing products. You could also sign up for email alerts with the CPSC to receive notifications on other recalled children’s products. Enter your email address and click the box that says “recalls involving infant/child products”. Any recalls issued will be sent to your email at the end of the day.
There are other products currently under recall for not meeting flammability standards. The CPSC recalled 6,200 Home Life mattresses for not meeting federal flammability standards. In addition, 26,000 Dream on Me crib and toddler mattresses were also recalled. Mattresses that do not meet flammability standards may also raise the risk of burn injuries or house fires.
Parents of children who are injured by defective products may have legal options to pursue damages. The North Carolina product liability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley, LLP could discuss your situation and possible legal options at no cost.