07/01/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Charlotte, NC—Women’s bathrobes sold exclusively at Bloomingdales were recalled due to their failure to meet provisions established through the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles. Charlotte-based importer Christy, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
The product’s importer apparently received one report of a bathrobe catching fire. Luckily, no injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled robes as of yet.
Given that the bathrobes are in violation of the federal flammability standard, consumers who wear them run the risk of suffering burns if the robes were to ignite. Around 8,600 bathrobes are subject to the product safety recall.
According to the CPSC, “This recall involves women’s wrap bathrobes with long sleeves and a belt. They are made from 100 percent cotton terry cloth in aqua, ivory, white and porcelain pink.” A label reading” Collection Fifty Nine” was affixed to the neck edge of the robes.
The potentially dangerous bathrobes were sold exclusively at nationwide Bloomingdale’s department stores and online at www.bloomingdales.com. The Turkey-manufactured product was available for purchase between January 2008 and March 2010 and cost approximately $80.
Consumers have been urged to cease use of the flammable bathrobes and return them to Bloomingdale’s Domestics Department for a full reimbursement. The CPSC noted, “If the Bloomingdale’s store does not have a Domestics Department, the robe should be returned to the Customer Service Department.”
Christy’s can be contacted at (800) 261-6326 for additional information concerning the product safety recall. Consumers with questions may also feel free to visit Bloomingdale’s Web site.
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