The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled Allura brand children’s sleepwear due to a violation of federal flammability standards stating they failed to “meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. The company is urging consumers to stop using the sleepwear involved in the recall, and to return the items for a full refund.
The recall includes two styles of children’s sleepwear manufactured in China. According to the recall notice, one involved a 100% polyester fleece pajama pant with the brand name “Sweet N Sassy” on the waist label and hang tag. The second garment is a 95 % polyester and 5% spandex onesie with long sleeves, a hood and front zipper with the brand name “Delia’s Girl” at the neck label and hang tag. Both recalled styles were sold in sizes sizes 4-6x and 7-16 in several different colors and prints.
About 64,000 of the children’s sleepwear articles were sold at a variety of retailers between September 2017 and April 2018. They include:
- America’s Kids
- Kids For Less
- Sophiasstyle.com and more
Any questions about the recall can be answered by calling Allura toll-free at 866-254-3103 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the company at email@example.com.
Federal standards for children’s sleepwear flammability
The purpose of the federal standards for children’s sleepwear flammability is to, of course, protect children from burns. Children’s sleepwear must be flame resistance and self-extinguishable if a flame from a candle, match, lighter or similar item causes it to catch fire. The rules cover all children’s sleepwear above size 9 months and up to size 14 and require that the fabric and garments pass certain flammability tests or be “tight fitting” as defined by specified dimensions.
The regulations governing children’s sleepwear can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 16 CFR Part 1615 for children’s sleepwear sized above 9 months and up to 6X, and at 16 CFR Part 1616 for children’s sleepwear sized 7 through 14. The two rules contain basically the same requirements, with the main difference being the sizes of the garments covered by each.
Although no reports of injuries have been reported, as personal injury attorneys, you may want to advise your blog or social media followers of the recall, in case they may have a loved one that could be adversely affected.
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Group Matrix Blog – August 13, 2018 – by Sharon Bowles