The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that various TJX Companies sold at least 19 different products that had previously been recalled because of safety issues. Recalls for these products had taken place between 2014 through 2019. Countless numbers of consumers purchased the products at various T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores, all owned by TJX.
According to the CPSC, recalled items sold by TJX included Fisher-Price sleeper accessories linked to the deaths of more than 75 children. A full list of the recalled products sold can be found by clicking here. Injuries and incidents from all of the recalled items include:
- Choking incidents
- Skin irritations
In their announcement, CPSC warned consumers to immediately stop using the recalled items and to contact the companies that recalled the item in order to obtain the remedy provided in the original recall. These remedies can include repair, replacement, or refund.
For their part, TJX has issued an apology to customers and, in a statement, said they are taking the appropriate steps to “strengthen these processes moving forward.”
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As the holiday season ramps up, it is important to be diligent about the products we are purchasing, especially those for children. Although it’s always nice to “get a bargain,” you need to make sure that the bargain is a legitimate one and not because the product you are purchasing shouldn’t be on the market.
This is why it is consumer smart to purchase a product from an actual store or online from the manufacturer. When you are considering a product, check for safety and warning labels. These are the labels that assure consumers that the product has passed all standard requirements and is in compliance with industry standards.
Make sure to examine the product quality. Signs that a product could be counterfeit include missing trademarks, stickers, poor packaging, and parts that seem cheap or are broken. You can also check the CPSC’s website to see if the product you are considering purchasing has been recalled.
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