Recent news reports and a blog in Thecaliforniainjurylawyer.com are critical of a delayed recall of robes by a company. After nine deaths and several burn injuries, Blair LLC has voluntarily recalled their full-length chenille robes and other chenille products due to their flammability problems.
All nine deaths occurred before the April 2009 recall but since then other injuries have taken place. Effective immediately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising women to discontinue wearing these dangerously flammable garments.
All nine women who died were cooking with their robes on when they suddenly caught fire. The fire spreads so quickly that the victims never have a chance to remove the garments.
Burn injuries are among some of the most painful injuries to endure. In addition to the deaths there has been many moderate to severe burn injuries.
Blair products are mainly sold online and in catalogs, but they have a few stores as well. The recalled items include the chenille jacket, robe, lounge jacket and several tops. If you have purchased any of these products, return them to Blair to receive a $50 gift card for store credit.
For further information you can visit the CPSC’s website at www.cpsc.gov.