The New Jersey-based Burlington Coat Factory allegedly did not report selling a potentially dangerous article of children’s clothing between 2003 and 2010. The CPSC alleged that, even after the articles of clothing had been recalled, Burlington Coat Factory still sold them for about 4 years. The industry was warned of the strangulation and entanglement danger of garments with drawstrings in the 1990s, but Burlington Coat Factory reportedly failed to comply with subsequent regulations. The company has agreed to a civil penalty of $1.5 million, which is the largest penalty in history when it comes to children’s garments with drawstrings.
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