This week, the CPSC announced the recall of more than 200,000 children’s
pajamas because they violate the federal flammability standard. The clothes
pose a burn injury risk to kids.
Among the products recalled are 210,000 Pull-On Lounge Pants for both
genders and Girls Boxers from Rigo International. The clothes, which are
made of 100% cotton, were sold only at Academy Sports and Outdoor retailers
in Texas between 1/10 and 3/11. Rigo knows of one boy, 9, who sustained
seriousburn injuries to his leg when his clothing caught fire. The CPSC
says that children should stop using the sleepwear. Consumers can return
the clothing to the store where they were bought.
Also recalling children’s pajamas is PajamaGram. So far, there are
no known injuries or deaths related to any of the 12,000 affected units.
However, the CPSC says that kids shouldn’t wear the pajamas anymore.
PajamaGram is offering replacement pajamas.
The third company to recall pajamas this week is Ishtex Textile. Approximately
6,000 pajamas, gowns, and sets for boys and girls from the Gabiana Collection
are involved. There are no known related incidents or injuries, but children
should stop wearing the sleepwear right away. Consumers can get a refund
This term refers to kids’ clothing that is supposed to be mainly
used for sleeping and related activities (examples: loungewear, pajamas,
a nightgown, or a robe). In the United States, there is a children’s
sleepwear flammability standard to protect kids from burns. The clothing
needs to be flame resistant and must be able self-extinguish if it makes
contact with the flame from a match, candle, lighter, or other item. The
standard applies to kid’s sleepwear larger than size nine months
and up to size 14. It is the responsibility of distributors, retailers,
and wholesalers of kids’ sleepwear to refrain from promoting, advertising,
or selling any sleepwear that has doesn’t meet US children’s
sleepwear flammability standards.
If a piece of clothing is prone to igniting, a flame that catches onto
the fabric can quickly spread, causing severe burn injuries to the wearer.
Burns can be extremely traumatic and painful for a survivor, who may be
left with scarring, nerve damage, or with other serious health complications.
Death is also a possible outcome.
Clothing that don’t meet flammability standards is a dangerous product.
Please contact our products liability lawyers if you believe that a product
was the cause of your child’s injury or death. The Gilbert Law Group®
represents investors throughout the US. Your first case evaluation with
one of our clothing defect lawyers is free.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Children’s Sleepwear Regulations (PDF)