Nordstrom To Pay $60K For Selling Drawstring Clothes

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nordstrom Inc. has agreed to pay a $60,000 civil penalty to settle allegations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that it failed to disclose that it was selling potentially deadly children's jackets and sweaters with drawstrings at the hood and neck.

Drawstring clothing is dangerous and has caused strangulation and the death of young children, according to the CPSC.

The Consumer Product Safety Act requires manufacturers, distributors and retailers of consumer products to immediately report to the CPSC after learning that a product contains a...
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