Defective Robes Cause Fatal Burn Injuries

Pennsylvania-based Blair LLC., along with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling about 162,000 women’s chenille robes after reports that several women died and many others suffered burn injuries as a result of the robes catching fire. According to this Associated Press news report, at least six women are believed to have died due to the Pennsylvania flammable products. In five out of six cases, the victims were women who were cooking at the time. CPSC officials are asking that consumers stop using these robes immediately.

The robes, made in Pakistan, have the following item numbers: 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115, and 3093116. The robes were apparently sold in Blair catalogs, on the company’s Web site as well as in Blair stores in Warren and Grove City, Pennsylvania from January 2003 through March 2009. Consumers may return these defective robes to Blair and receive a refund or a $50 gift card.

Burn injuries in Philadelphia can be serious and often life-threatening. In order to prevent these tragic events and to hold those accountable for the injuries responsible, it is important to understand what causes burn injuries. Burns can be caused by many different products, including defective clothing. Burn injuries are also costly.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you would be well-advised to consult experienced Pennsylvania products liability attorneys at Anapol Weiss. The manufacturer of the defective product could be held liable for your injuries and you may be able to receive compensation to cover medical expenses, cost of future treatment and loss of earnings. Call a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Anapol Weiss today to schedule your free consultation.

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