Burlington Coat Factory has recently decided to agree on paying a large civil penalty for failing to report its sale of dangerous and previously recalled children’s merchandise.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that between the years of 2003 and 2010 the company sold children’s clothing with drawstrings at the neck, a known safety hazard that had resulted in a previous recall in the past. The $1,500,000 penalty is the largest in the agency’s history. Selling recalled and hazardous children’s upper outerwear with drawstrings goes against the federal standards and due to this fact, the company was obliged to pay the fines.
Although Burlington agreed to the penalty, it maintains it did not knowingly violate the law.