Every child has at least one set of pajamas, as parents will make sure that their young ones have something comfortable to sleep in and pajamas tend to make very good gifts for family and friends. Most people do not give much thought to children’s pajamas other than with regards to what they cost, what they look like and when they need to be washed. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people may need to take a close look at what they are allowing their children to sleep in, as a massive recall of one manufacturer’s product has been initiated.
Below you will find a brief overview of the sets of children’s pajamas that have been recalled as well as why this recall was initiated. You will also find information regarding where these children’s pajamas were sold and what consumers should do with regards to discontinuing their use and how to obtain a refund. Anyone who has been harmed as a result of using a dangerous product needs to obtain the help of experienced California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
Children’s Pajamas Recall – A Brief Overview
Target, one of the country’s largest retailers, has announced a recall of 560,000 sets of pajamas in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. These pajamas were sold in stores across the country between August 2012 and November 2012, and the brands involved include Target Circo and Xhilaration children's cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets.
These sets of pajamas were sold in infant and toddler sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T, and in girls and boys sizes XS, S, M, L and XL, and they were offered in a wide variety of colors and designs. The recall was initiated because these cotton/fleece pajamas apparently do not meet the applicable federal flammability standards that are in place, and therefore they pose an unreasonable risk of burns to the children who wear them. Anyone who has purchased these pajamas needs to stop using them immediately, and consumers can contact Target to pursue a refund for those sets that were purchased.
Product Recalls and Potential Legal Fallout
When products are recalled by manufacturers, it’s generally because the risk of keeping them on the market outweighs the potential benefits. Basically, this is usually a last-resort that is only used when a manufacturer faces the potential for legal liability and when the public’s safety is put in a position of immediate and unreasonable danger.
Unfortunately, people who are harmed by defective consumer products face a very difficult situation for obvious reasons. Most people in this position do not relish the idea of taking on a large corporation. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a dangerous product, you need to seek the help of California defective products lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of consumers for many years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.