USA: Limited Pays $0.5m Sleepwear Fine, Says Not Guilty
Clothing retailer Limited Inc and its manufacturing subsidiary Mast Industries of Massachusetts have agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for selling flammable children's pyjamas and bathrobes. The Consumer Products Safety Commission said that although there were no reports of injuries, children were put at risk from the imported two-piece satin-finish pyjamas for girls, and polyester fleece robes with shawl collars. Federal standards require that garments self-extinguish when exposed to a flame, whereas the garments sold through Limited Too stores between December 1995 and July 1998 failed to do so.
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