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Macy's Agrees to Pay 75k For Selling Dangerous Children's Clothing

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Between 2006 and 2010, Macy's and it's sister stores, Bloomingdales and Robinson-May sold children's sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets which had closures around the neckline, similar to this three-piece boys santa suit which present a potential choking hazard. Macy's pulled the items citing entanglement hazards and failed to report immediately the sale of these items to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Brands involved in the suit include Harajuku Lovers, Quicksilver, Hello Kitty, O'Neill among others. Macy's has agreed to pay a civil penalty agreement in the sum of $75,000 as set by the CPSC but refuses to admit that they knowingly did not report the sales of these items. In agreeing to the settlement, Macy's denies CPSC staff allegations that it knowingly violated the law. Read More. [U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission]


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