An earlier recall of women's chenille robes sold by Blair LLC has been expanded to include more garments made by the same supplier after being linked to nine fire-related deaths.

162,000 chenille robes made by A-One Textile & Towel based in Karachi, Pakistan were initially recalled in April this year, after reports of them catching on fire.

Since this recall, Blair has received nine reports of deaths allegedly due to the robes catching fire.

Following one more report of a garment catching fire, Blair has now expanded the recall to include all women's chenille wearing apparel manufactured by A-One Textile & Towel.

These include full length women's chenille robes, women's chenille jacket, women's chenille lounge jacket, and a women's chenille top.

About 138,000 units are involved, which fail to meet the federal flammability standard and present a risk of serious burns to consumers if the garments are exposed to an open flame.

The items were sold through Blair catalogues, its web site and stores from July 2000 through April 2007.