Is Your Child Wearing Flammable Pajamas?
The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) of 1953 created flammability standards for consumer clothing products. When the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created in 1972, it became responsible for issuing flammability standards under this law. The CPSC has flammability standards for all children’s sleepwear products above size 9 months and up to size 14. Products that meet these standards must be flame-resistant and must self-extinguish when they catch fire.
Multiple recalls are underway for children’s pajama sets that do not meet these federal safety standards. Pajama products sold by LittleMass, Woolino, VIV & LUL, Asherangel and One Stop Shop have been recalled within the last several months. These products were sold at children’s boutiques across the US or on Amazon.com. It may be possible to receive a refund from the retailer where you bought the pajamas.
Children wearing these products can die or suffer from burn injuries if they are exposed to candles, lighters, matches or fireplaces. Any heat source significant enough could ignite the fabric. The risks associated with these products may increase during the winter months because there are more opportunities to be exposed to sources of heat.
You can use the CPSC’s website to check whether your child’s pajamas have been recalled for not meeting federal flammability standards. The website allows you to search for specific manufacturers, retailers and product names.
If your child was harmed by an unsafe product, including pajamas, then you should speak with an attorney our law firm. You may be able to file a lawsuit for damages against the manufacturer, retailer or other parties. Our attorneys could discuss your situation at no cost during a free consultation. The Philadelphia injury attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., also take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not owe attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you and your family.
Co-founder and senior shareholder of our law firm, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Kenneth M. Rothweiler began his career as a legal clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Dedicated to complex personal injury litigation, he has tried more than 100 jury trials. These cases resulted in some of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania.