Women’s Chenille Clothing Recall Expands after Nine Deaths

On October 22, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Blair, LLC announced an expansion of a previous recall involving women’s full-length chenille robes to now include additional chenille clothing products manufactured by A-One Textile & Towel. The recalled chenille products present a serious burn risk to consumers if the garments are exposed to an open flame, and the products fail to meet federal flammability standards.

Since the original recall was announced in April 2009, Blair has received reports of nine total deaths in connection to the robes catching fire while cooking, with one additional report of another type of chenille garment catching on fire, with no injuries.

This latest recall involves 138,000 chenille garments, in addition to the 162,000 chenille robes that were recalled in April 2009. Products affected by this recall have a label which states, “100% Cotton, RN 81700, Made in Pakistan,” and include:

  • Full-length women’s chenille robes (one-piece, collared, full-button front with seven matching buttons, long sleeves with self cuffs, and two side seam pockets)
  • Women’s chenille jacket (one-piece, three front buttons, pointed lapels, long sleeves, and two front pockets)
  • Women’s chenille lounge jacket (one-piece, collared, full-button front with five matching buttons, long sleeves with self cuffs, and two side seam pockets)
  • Women’s chenille top (one-piece, rounded neckline, long sleeves, straight bottom with side vents, ribbed binding at the neckline and cuffs)

Numerous item numbers and colors are included in this recall. The products were sold in Blair catalogs, online, and in Blair stores in Warren, Pa., Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., from July 2000 through April 2007.

Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the chenille garments immediately and contact Blair, LLC at 877-392-7095 for information about returning the products and receiving a full refund.

Sources:

  1. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10017.html