Mass.-based retailer pays $13M fine for selling recalled products

Mass.-based retailer pays $13M fine for selling recalled products

JENNIFER: THANK YOU. FRAMINGHAM-BASED TJX, THE PARENT COMPANY OF T.J. MAXX, MARSHALLS, AND HOMEGOODS, HAS AGREED TO PAY $13 MILLION FOR SELLING AND DISTRIBUTING PREVIOUSLY-RECALLED PRODUCTS. THE COMPANY ACKNOWLEDGED IN ITS SETTLEMENT WITH THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION THAT IT KNOWINGLY SOLD 1200 RECALLED PRODUCTS THROUGH ITS STORES AND ONLINE DURING A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD FROM MARCH 2014 THROUGH OCTOBER 2019. THE MAJORITY OF THE PRODUCTS WERE RECALLED DUE TO THE RISK

Framingham-based TJX fined $13 million for selling recalled, potentially dangerous 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 danger to infants. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, TJX stores and websites sold or offered for sale approximately 1,200 items involved in recalls between March 2014 and October 2019.”The majority of the post-recall sales were products recalled due to the risk of infant suffocation and 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,” the CPSC said in a statement. 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 the infant sleeper products, other recalled items included swivel barstools with joints that could break, bistro chairs with seats that could break, drawer knobs that could shatter when pulled, coffee presses that could shatter during use and hoverboards with battery packs that could overheat and catch fire. In addition to paying the $13 million penalty, TJX will also be required to create an internal compliance system to ensure future compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act and must file annual reports regarding that system over the next five years. “We will be watching and will act again if TJX fails to comply with its commitments or engages in unlawful activities,” CPSC Chair 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 danger to infants.

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

“The majority of the post-recall sales were products recalled due to the risk of infant suffocation and 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,” the CPSC said in a statement.

recalled infant products

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Recalled infant products

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 the infant sleeper products, other recalled items included swivel barstools with joints that could break, bistro chairs with seats that could break, drawer knobs that could shatter when pulled, coffee presses that could shatter during use and hoverboards with battery packs 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 penalty, TJX will also be required to create an internal compliance system to ensure future compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act and must file annual reports regarding that system over the next five years.

“We will be watching and will act again if TJX fails to comply with its commitments or engages in unlawful activities,” CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said in a statement about the settlement.

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