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Children’s Nightgowns Recalled Due To Flammability Hazard


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall related to children’s nightgowns for violations of Federal Flammability Standards. These products were sold exclusively on Amazon.com. According to the CPSC, the children’s nightgowns violate the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

Consumers are advised that they should immediately take the recalled nightgowns away from children, stop using them, and contact Zegoo Home to receive a full refund. Consumers are advised to destroy the garments by cutting them in half and disposing of them in accordance with local and state recycling laws. Once that’s done, send an image of the destroyed or disposed-of garment to zegoohome@126.com. The company said it will contact all known purchasers directly as well. About 14,000 units were sold on Amazon.com.

Flammable clothing lawsuits 

Has your clothing ignited causing burn injuries? If so, you may have a case against the manufacturer. To win a personal injury lawsuit against a clothing manufacturer, you must be able to prove several elements. These include:

  • Establishing that the clothing was flammable and in violation of the Flammable Fabrics Act
  • The clothing that caught on fire was the proximate cause of your burn injuries
  • The manufacturer knowingly or negligently placed a dangerous or defective product into the stream of commerce
  • The flammable properties of the clothing were part of the original design
  • The manufacturer failed to warn consumers about the potential flammability hazards presented by the clothing

The Flammable Fabrics Act 

The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) regulates the manufacture of highly flammable clothing. Under the FFA, the CPSC can issue mandatory flammability standards that apply to textiles such as clothing. Standards for flammability have been established for clothing textiles, vinyl plastic film, carpets and rugs, children’s sleepwear, mattresses, and more. In 1967, the FFA was expanded to include interior furnishings, paper, plastic, foam, and other materials.

The FFA was passed in 1953 to regulate the manufacture of highly flammable clothing, such as brushed rayon sweaters or children’s cowboy chaps. In 1972, the responsibility for administering the FFA was transferred to the CPSC when the agency was created.

Companies that violate the FFA can have their products directly recalled by the CPSC. In addition, if a textile in violation of the FFA causes burn injuries to a customer, that customer can sue the company that manufactured the product and recover damages related to their injuries.

Talk to a Florida Product Liability Lawyer Today 

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert file lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who have suffered injury due to a dangerous or defective product. Call our office today to schedule an appointment, and we can begin discussing how you can recover damages related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life.




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