FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 5, 1975

 

Release # 75-021


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today informed consumers that a small number of boys' and girls' pajamas made by S. Schwab Company, Inc., Upper Potomac Industrial Park, Cumberland, Maryland, failed to pass the flammability test for children's flame retarded sleepwear sizes 0 to 6X.

The pajamas were sold under the Schwab brand name, style "1170, Lot 953." Forty-two-and-a-half dozen pajamas were involved.

The pajamas were 50 percent nylon and 50 percent polyester and came in two colors: pink with white dots and white lace trim and turquoise with white dots and white lace trim. The sleepwear sold in sizes small, medium and large, designated 1, 2, and 3, individually boxed, with each box bearing this label: "Flame Retardant Complies with Federal Stan'd. DOC FF 3-71." The sleepwear was sold during the summer of 1973 primarily to small retail shops in the Eastern United States.

The Commission has provisionally accepted a consent agreement signed by S. Schwab Company. As part of the agreement, the Company has agreed to notify their retail purchasers and to conduct a recall of the non-complying garments.

Richard D. Schwab and Leonard C. Schwab, the firm's principal officers, also signed the agreement.

Consumers who bought this sleepwear should return it to the store where it was purchased or to the manufacturer.

A consent agreement is a legal document in which the company involved usually agrees to stop manufacturing or selling non-complying goods, notify known purchasers and initiate a recall. The action on the part of the company is voluntary, and the company does not admit guilt in agreeing to the terms.

The company also agrees not to violate flammability standards in the future.

A violation of a consent agreement could result in a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

The complaint and consent order will remain on the public record through May 5, 1975, during which time any interested person may submit comments to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1750 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20207.

After considering any comments, the Commission may finally accept the agreement or withdraw its provisional acceptance.

For additional information about this consent order, contact the Bureau of Compliance, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5401 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20207. a. This announcement is being made in the public interest.