Mass Retailer Pays $13 Million Fine for Selling Recalled Products

Mass Retailer Pays $13 Million Fine for Selling Recalled Products

JENNIFER: THANK YOU. FRAMINGHAM-BASED TJX, THE PARENT COMPANY OF TJ MAXX, MARSHALLS AND HOMEGOODS, AGREED TO PAY $13 MILLION FOR THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PREVIOUSLY RECALLED PRODUCTS. THE COMPANY HAS ADMITTED IN ITS RULES WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION THAT IT KNOWINGLY SOLD 1,200 RECALLED PRODUCTS IN ITS STORES AND ONLINE DURING A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD FROM MARCH 2014 TO OCTOBER 2019. PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN RECALLED DUE TO RISK

Framingham-based TJX fined $13 million for selling potentially dangerous recalled products

TJX Companies Inc., the Massachusetts-based parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, has agreed to pay a $13 million fine to settle allegations that it knowingly sold recalled products, including some that were recalled because they posed a hazard to infants. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, TJX stores and websites sold or offered for sale approximately 1,200 items affected by the recalls between March 2014 and October 2019. death, including Kids II Rocking Sleepers, Fisher-Price Rock’ n Play Sleepers and Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards,” the CPSC said in a statement. The products involved in a total of 21 recalls were sold or offered for sale by TJX Brands , including three that were discovered after a statement originally issued in 2019. In addition to baby sleep products, other recalled items included swivel bar stools with joints that could break, bistro chairs with seats that could break, drawer knobs that could break when pulled, coffee presses that could break during use, and hoverboards with batteries that could run out. heat up and catch fire. In addition to paying the $13 million fine, TJX will also have to create an internal compliance system to ensure future compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act and will have to file annual reports regarding this system within five coming years. “We will monitor and take action again if TJX fails to meet its commitments or engages in illegal activities,” CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric said in a statement about the settlement.

TJX Companies Inc., the Massachusetts-based parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, has agreed to pay a $13 million fine to settle allegations that it knowingly sold recalled products, including some that were recalled because they posed a hazard to infants.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, TJX stores and websites sold or offered for sale approximately 1,200 recalled items between March 2014 and October 2019.

“The majority of post-recall sales were of products recalled due to risk of choking and infant death, including the Kids II Rocking Sleepers, Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, and Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory for Ultra- Lite Day & Night Play Yards,” CPSC said in a statement.

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Recalled baby products

Products involved in a total of 21 recalls have been sold or offered for sale by TJX Brands, including three that were discovered after a statement originally issued in 2019.

In addition to infant sleep products, other recalled items included swivel bar stools with joints that could break, bistro chairs with seats that could break, drawer knobs that could break when they’re fired, coffee presses that could break during use, and hoverboards with batteries that could overheat and catch fire.

TJX Headquarters in Framingham

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TJX Headquarters in Framingham

In addition to paying the $13 million fine, TJX will also have to create an internal compliance system to ensure future compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act and will have to file annual reports regarding this system within five coming years.

“We will monitor and take action again if TJX fails to meet its commitments or engages in illegal activities,” CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric said in a statement about the settlement.

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