Ross Fined Over Defective Drawstring Sweatshirts

Law360, New York (August 5, 2009, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Big box retailer Ross Stores Inc. has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil fine to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for failing to immediately report that it was selling defective children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings at the neck.

The fine is the largest single fine levied by the commission related to drawstrings in the past two and a half years, according to the CPSC.

In April, the commission announced that 14 companies would pay about $1 million in drawstring-related fines. In those cases, the companies...
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