Nine Cos. To Pay CPSC Thousands Over Drawstrings

Law360, New York (August 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nine companies have agreed to pay more than $355,000 in civil penalties for allegedly failing to tell the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that their hooded sweatshirts, jackets and sweaters featured potentially hazardous drawstrings.

On Tuesday, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed the settlement, which puts to rest allegations that the companies deliberately withheld information regarding drawstrings around the hood and neck of their clothing.

AJ Blue LLC, A&R Knitwear Inc., Cobmex Inc., Liberty Apparel Co. Inc., Rebelette International Trading Corp., Scope Imports Inc., Sears...
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