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Blair Expands Robe Recall After Nine Deaths Were Reported

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The clothing company, Blair, has expanded a voluntary recall on their chenille robes after learning about at least nine deaths resulting from burns sustained while wearing the robes.

Blair and the Consumer Product Safety Commission originally issued a voluntary recall for the robes in April after the company received reports of at least three robes catching on fire. One incident left the owner covered in second degree burns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission found the robes did not meet federal flammability requirements.

After the original recall was issued at least nine deaths were reported after owners caught fire while wearing the robes.

Blair expanded the recall to include additional chenille robes and three other chenille products. The robes were made from Janurary 2003 to March 2009. The robes are labeled with item numbers 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115 or 3093116. They were all made by A-One Textile & Towel located in Karachi, Pakistan. The robes and other chenielle products listed on the recall were sold in Blair stores as well as their popular online website, http://www.blair.com.

If you own one of these robes Blair is offering a $50 gift card for the return of the item. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends any owner discontinue use immediately and return the product. The robes are extremely flammable and in several cases they have caught fire while the owner was cooking.

If you or someone you know has been burned or even killed by Blair chenille products contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney will be able to help you sort through the complicated recall process and seek damages for your pain and suffering.

 

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