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Recent Posts in Clothing Defect Category

  • Clothing Defects: Apparel Industry Must Follow Standards for Childrens Loungewear and Sleepwear, Says CPSC

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has sent a letter to distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and importers emphasizing the importance of them abiding by Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Children’s sleepwear is defined by the CPSC as apparel ranging from size 0 to 14 that is supposed to be worn mostly for sleeping or during sleep-related ...
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  • Strangulation, Choking, and Fall Hazards Prompt Recall of Baby Walkers, Clothing, and Books

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a number of products this month because of the injuries to children that they may pose. Although recalls are a proactive step toward preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths, it is not acceptable to expose children and babies to hazards because a manufacturer made a product that was poorly designed or developed flaws during production. On ...
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  • Defective Clothing Can Cause Serious Injuries

    A products liability lawsuit that has recently made national headlines involves a female traffic cop who is suing Victoria’s Secret for an eye injury she says she sustained in May 2007 because of a defective thong. Macrida Patterson says that one of the metal links that holds the decorative rhinestone heart in place on the thong’s blue fabric popped off and hit her in the eye. Patterson says the ...
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  • Retailers Pay $320,000 Fine For Selling Defective Childrens Clothing With Drawstrings

    Kohl’s, Neiman Marcus, True Religion Apparel, Life is Good, Gilden Activewear, Dollar Days International, Cayre Group, and Seena International have agreed to pay $320,000 in penalties to settle allegations made by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that they failed to give immediate notice that they were selling clothing with drawstrings—a combination that is known for causingserious injuries ...
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