April 9, 2009
Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $1,055,00 Civil Penalty
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced in aTuesday release that 14 firms have agreed to pay a total of $1,055,000 in civil penalties to "settle allegations that the firms knowingly failed to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children’s hooded sweatshirts or jackets they sold had drawstrings at the hood and/or neck." The drawstrings present a strangulation hazard that can cause death to children. The companies recalled the garment as appropriate. The Commission has provisionally accepted the settlements. The firms are listed in the release.
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