We thought our children were safe.
Well, maybe not if a product is made outside the USA.
Your first thought is you would think this should never happen these days, but it does.
After all everyone knows we have too many product safety standards in the USA because of those damned, horrible "trial lawyers"....
seat belts, air bags, no more drop side baby cribs, etc, etc,....and, of course, no more FLAMMABLE CHILDREN'S PAJAMA'S......right? that's old news, right ???
Well imports change that story...
Just because we have safety standards does not mean some sleazy manufacturers will not ignore them and put profits before safety...importing and selling cheap merchandise that needlessly endangers our children....
but, worse yet, imagine if we had sweeping federal tort "reform" stripping more constitutional and 7th amendment rights away from our citizens, combined with fewer regulations and less federal agency control over importers and manufacturers.....
that action could run wild and we'd turn back the clock on Safety about 50 years.....
and some candidates running for various offices this year would like to see exactly that happen in the name of "jobs" and "economy".....
here is proof right here:
Papa Bear Loungeabouts Children's Pajamas Recalled by Retailers Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Children's pajamas and sleepwear
Units: Estimate of 10,000 plus
Importer: Papa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
Description: This recall involves all styles of pajama sets (tops and bottoms), separate pajama pants and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14.
A garment label with the name "Papa Bear Loungeabouts" and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. A hanging label features the same name and image. The sleepwear is 100% cotton poplin or 100% cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs, including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hotrods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more.
Sold at: Children's clothing and specialty retailers nationwide and online from January 2004 to December 2011.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled sleepwear immediately and return the product to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased your recalled products. Participating in this recall are the following retailers with their contact details:
CCS Group d/b/a Pajamamania: 866-472-5262,
Email: email@example.com; includes Sleepyheads and Pajamaheaven of Erlanger, Ky.;
Bestdressed Kids of Austin, Tx.:
Comfykid.com of San Jose, Calif.: 877-479-9040, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
My Baby Pajamas, LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz.: 480-330-6380,
Pajama Company of New Canaan, Conn.: 877-757-4386 email@example.com; website: www.thepajamacompany.com
Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.: 855-812-0945 firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.zulily.com
Photos of this product are available at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12122.html.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission