When a warm cozy robe catches fire and victims suffer serious burns and wrongful death, this is the severest type of product negligence. Do you have a burn hazard lawsuit?
How could a tragedy like this happen?
In April 2009, Blair LLC of Warren, Pa. recalled 162,000 chenille robes after finding out three robes caught on fire including one report of second degree burns. When Blair received reports of death allegedly caused by robes catching on fire, there was a second alert in June 2009 to consumers about chenille robe burn hazards. Once again Blair received more reports of elderly deaths by burning robes. All the deaths were prior to the April 2009 recall.
As of October 2009, Blair and the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) expanded the recall to include women’s full length chenille robes plus women’s chenille jacket, women’s chenille lounge jacket, and women’s chenille top manufactured by A-One Textile & Towel of Karachi, Pakistan.
All the products are 100 percent cotton and come in an assortment of colors costing from $20 to $40 and sold through Blair catalogs, online, and through Blair stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, De. from July 2000 through April 2007.
If you or someone you know and love has been burned while wearing a Blair chenille robe or jacket – please contact Anapol Schwartz attorneys-at-law in Pa., NJ, or West Virginia to find out if you qualify for a product negligence burn hazard lawsuit.