Bass Pro Shops Peacoat Recall
On April 7, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Foria International Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 800 women’s peacoats. The peacoats were sold in Bass Pro Shops stores nationwide from October 2009 through January 2010 for about $60. The recalled peacoats fail to meet federal flammability standards and pose a risk for burn injuries.
The peacoats are double-breasted with long sleeves and have “Authentic” printed on the label on the neckline. The coats are 100 percent cotton fleece, with a large blue and white plaid print.
Consumers are urged to stop wearing the recalled peacoats immediately and return the item to Foria International for a full refund, including shipping. The company can be contacted at 888-999-6568.
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.
Therma Scarf Recall
On March 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Telebrands Corp. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 98,500 Therma Scarf scarves, citing a possible fire and burn hazard to consumers. The scarves were sold in Bed Bath & Beyond stores, As Seen on TV kiosks, through infomercials on TV, and online from October 2009 through January 2010.
The recalled Therma Scarf scarves contain a heating pack that can overhead when the product is warmed in a microwave oven. The company has received seven reports of the scarves overheating, including five fires involving property damage to the microwave.
The recall affects all Therma Scarf products with pockets and microwaveable heating packs filled with flax seeds. The scarves were sold in black and camel colors.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled scarves immediately and return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.