Blair LLC. has reported 162,000 of its defective products -- women's robes -- after six women reportedly died when the chenille robes caught fire. Some of the robes caught fire while cooking, according to an MSNBC news report. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert stating that women who own these robes should stop using them. CPSC and Blair initially announced their voluntary recall in April citing three reports of robes catching fire, including one report of second-degree burn injuries. This second product recall notice comes now after the company received reports of six deaths due to the robes catching fire.
The recalled Blair robes were made in Pakistan and include the following item numbers -- 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115, and 3093116. They were sold through Blair catalogs and on the company's Web site as well as Blair stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware from January 2003 through March 2009.
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