CPSC Fines TJ Maxx, Others $1M Over Drawstrings

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- More than a dozen companies, including T.J. Maxx, have agreed to fork over a collective $1 million in civil penalties arising from their purported failure to inform the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about potentially dangerous drawstrings attached to certain clothing products.

On Tuesday, the agency revealed that 14 companies would pay an estimated $1 million to put to rest allegations that they had violated federal law by not informing the agency immediately that children’s hooded sweatshirts or jackets they sold had drawstrings at the hood...
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