6 reported deaths prompt urgent repeat of Blair women’s chenille robes recall
- June 12, 2009 12:26 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a new recall of 162,000 Blair brand women’s robes after six deaths were reported due to the robes catching fire.
The initial recall was made in April.
Blair has received reports of six deaths due to the robes catching fire. Five of the six victims were women, and all five were cooking at the time of the incidents. Three of the victims were in their 80s.
The women’s chenille robes have the following item numbers: 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115, and 3093116. The item number is identified on a label in the garment’s neckline.
The robe is a one-piece garment made of plush sculpted chenille, a shaped stand collar, and horizontal chenille front and back yolks and cuffs. The robe has a full-button front with seven matching button closures, long sleeves with self cuffs, a straight bottom with self hem, and two sideseam pockets. The robe’s sewn-in label states: “100% Cotton, RN 81700, Made in Pakistan”.
The robes were sold in Blair catalogs and Web site, and Blair stores in Warren, Pa., Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., from January 2003 through March 2009 from about $20 to $40.
CPSC and Blair once again urge consumers to stop wearing the garments immediately and contact Blair LLC for information on returning the robe and to receive a refund or a $50 gift card for Blair merchandise.
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