June 7, 2000CPSC, Federated Department
Stores Announce Recall of Children's Robes
(Robes sold at Bloomingdale's,
Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, Rich's, and The Bon Marché)
Cincinnati, OH (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federated Department Stores Inc., is
recalling up to 50,000 children's robes purchased for use as sleepwear. These robes, when
used as sleepwear, fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.
The standards require sleepwear,
including robes, to be flame resistant, and if the garment ignites, the flame must
self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious
burn injuries to children.
Federated Department Stores has not
received any reports of injuries from these robes. This recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled robes are made of 100
percent cotton terry cloth sold under the brand names Aegean, Baby Monarch, b kids,
Charter Club, Club Room, and Jr. By Monarch. The robes are a wrap style with waist belt,
two front patch pockets and a hood. They were sold in boys and girls sizes 12 months to 14
and in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The robes come in a variety of colors
and prints. The brand name, fabric content and size are on sewn-in on labels.
The robes were sold at the following
stores from July 1995 through January 2000 for about $25 to $52.
||Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus,
Macy's, Rich's, The Bon Marché
|Jr. By Monarch
Parents should immediately stop
their children from wearing these robes and return the robes to the store where purchased
for a full refund. Consumers should call Federated Department Stores at (800) 364- 6190
anytime for additional information.
Children's cotton swimwear cover-ups and polyester
robes are not included in this recall.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 7,
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