Flammable Robes Recalled, Linked to Nine Deaths

The connection between nine deaths and extremely flammable women’s robes has instigated a recall by Blair LLC. According to a kfoxtv.com report, a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announcement stated that four additional reports of death linked to the full-length women’s chenille robes have been reported to Blair LLC of Warren, PA since June. Because of this, the company has expanded its recall to incorporate additional products imported from the Pakistani manufacturer. The recall now includes more chenille robes and three other chenille products, all made by A-One Textile & Towel, of Karachi, Pakistan.

What has been quite unnerving to consumers is that these dangerous robes were initially recalled in April by Blair after it discovered that three robes caught fire, including one incident in which a consumer suffered second-degree burns. Considering that the robes fail to meet federal flammability standards, they present great risk of serious burns to anyone who wears the garments while exposed to an open flame, such as a stove in the kitchen. Most of the reported deaths linked to the full-length robes took place when the victims were wearing the robes while cooking. A CPSC spokesman said that the victims were mainly in their 70s and 80s.

As the company works to retrieve the 162,000 chenille robes that were previously recalled, about 300,000 units of the garments have now been officially recovered from consumers. These products include the full-length women’s chenille robes, women’s chenille jackets, women’s chenille lounge jackets, and women’s chenille tops. If you or anyone you know has suffered injury from any of these garments, or for more information about the affected products and item numbers, consumers can call Blair at 877-392-7095 or visit http://www.blair.com/recall or http://www.cpsc.gov.

A clothing garment, or any other product for that matter, which causes a consumer to suffer serious injury or death, is unacceptable on the part of manufacturers, and leaves victims and their families absolutely devastated. If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one due to a product’s design defect, marketing defect, or manufacturing defect, the skilled Seattle product liability attorneys at the Bernard Law Group can help. We assist product liability injury victims and surviving family members of wrongful death victims receive compensation for their emotional grief and the medical expenses brought on by physical suffering. For a free consultation of your product liability or personal injury case, contact the Bernard Law Group today at 1-800-418-8282.

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