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California sleepwear recalled due to flammability concerns

A California manufacturer of children's sleepwear has sold 210,000 sets of lounge pants and boxers. Other manufacturers sold 6,000 pairs of sleepwear sets under the label Gabiano and 12,000 sets of pajamas under the name PajamaGram.

These children's sleepwear items are now considered dangerous products. They have been recalled by the manufacturer due to safety concerns after a 9-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his legs when his pajama bottoms caught fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wrote that, "To protect children from burns, these rules require that children's sleepwear must be flame resistant and self extinguish if a flame from a candle, match, lighter or a similar item causes it to catch fire."

The CPSC issued a warning and the recall for three types of sleepwear. In each case, the fire resistance was called into question. The CPSC has warned parents to discontinue using the children's apparel. Manufacturers are offering either refunds, or replacement articles. The recalls include:

  • Lounge pants and boxers imported by Rigo International of Los Angeles California were sold at Academy Sports and Outdoor stores in Texas. The children's clothing has words imprinted on the fabric that may read "cheer," "champs," "soccer stars," "peaceful," "dance," or "perfect 10." A complete list of the model numbers is available at Rigo International's website. This is the sleepwear that the 9-year-old was wearing when he was burned.
  • Gabiano collection boys and girls pajamas are made of 100 percent cotton, imported by Ishtex Textile Products Inc. and sold nationwide. The pajamas retail for $20 to $50. A complete list of the model numbers is available at the Ishtex Textile Products website.
  • PajamaGram pajamas have the name PajamaGram on the label. They are 100 percent polyester fleece and were sold in sizes 12 months to 4T and also in sizes 6 through 14. The complete list of model numbers is available at the PajamaGram website.

The CPSC indicated that each of these groups of sleepwear failed to meet flammability standards and so children were exposed to burn hazards. When a manufactured product results in a personal injury, the manufacturer and the distributor may be held liable for damages including pain and suffering.

Source: NewsInferno, "Children's Sleepwear Recalled After Boy Suffers Severe Burns," June 29, 2012

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