CPSC Recalls Children’s Robes & Sleepwear Over Flammability
In April 2023, the United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a series of recalls for children’s robes and sleepwear sold online for failing to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear:
- About 760 Goumi 100% cotton children’s robes were recalled on April 13;
- About 4,500 FunnyPaja children’s 100% polyester fleece plush hooded bathrobes were recalled on April 13;
- About 5,300 Arshiner-branded children’s long-sleeved nightgowns were recalled on April 13;
- About 110 Changshu Lingshang Trading Co. LTD NewCosplay branded children’s button-up, long-sleeved, one-piece sleepwear garments in a yellow chicken character print were recalled on April 20;
- About 868 Taizhou Jiawang Trading Co. LTD NewCosplay branded children’s button-up long-sleeved, one-piece sleepwear garments in “Charmander” and “Pikachu” characters were recalled on April 20; and
- About 3,600 Bagno Milano “Natura Cotton” branded children’s 100% cotton terry cloth robes were recalled on April 20.
While none of the recalled products led to incidents or injuries, CPSC’s recall notices state that their failure to comply with 16 CFR 1615 (for children’s sleepwear sized above 9 months) or 1616 (for children’s sleepwear sized 7 through 14) poses a risk of burn injuries to children.
CPSC’s existing business guidance states that children’s sleepwear is any article of clothing, such as a nightgown, pajama, robe or loungewear, that is sized above 9 months and up to size 14 and that is intended to be worn primarily for sleeping or activities related to sleeping.
To determine whether a garment is sleepwear, the Commission considers:
- The nature of the garment and its suitability for sleeping or activities related to sleeping;
- How the garment is promoted and distributed; and
- The likelihood that the garment will be used by children primarily for sleeping or activities related to sleeping in a substantial number of cases. Underwear and diapers are not children’s sleepwear.
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Stacey Bowers, MILS, Manager, Global Market Access
Stacey Bowers, MILS, is the Manager of Compliance & Risks’ Global Market Access team.
Stacey is a self-described “law nerd” with nearly 20 years’ experience consulting on international consumer products regulations and standards. She has extensive knowledge of analytical, labeling, safety and testing issues applicable to apparel, cosmetics, food, food contact articles, footwear, giveaways/ incentives/ premiums, home textiles, jewelry, juvenile products and toys.
Stacey and her team of 10 librarians and lawyers produce current, comprehensive and customized research to address strategic business needs for retailers and manufacturers, including entering new geographic markets; facilitating education and training throughout the supply chain; and development of global best practices around regulatory compliance.
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