Recall—Women’s peacoats sold at Bass Pro Shops pose fire hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. The CPSC and Foria International recalls peacoats for failure to meet flammability standard.

The CPSC alerts product liability attorneys- Women’s peacoats sold at Bass Pro shops recalled due to fire hazard.

Los Angeles, CA—Women’s peacoats imported by Foria International Inc., of City of Industry, Calif., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/, have been voluntarily recalled. The CPSC announced the recall on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, which urged consumers to discontinue using the outerwear unless otherwise instructed.

Nearly 800 women’s peacoats were recalled after it was found that they failed to meet the federal flammability standard, thus posing a burn risk to those wearing them. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries pertaining to the recalled product at this time.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves women’s peacoats that are double-breasted and have long sleeves. They are made from 100 percent cotton fleece in large blue and white plaid print. “Authentic” is printed on the label at the center back neckline of the garments.”

The peacoats were sold at Bass Pro Shops across the country from October 2009 through January 2010. The peacoats retailed at around $60. Consumers are advised to stop using the jackets and return them to Foria International for a full refund of the retail price, including shipping. The Foria International address is 18689 Arenth Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91748.

For further information, consumers can contact Foria International toll free at (888) 999-6568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.foria.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.

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