CPSC CHENILLE RECALL: The Consumer Product Safety Commission expanded a recall of women’s chenille apparel on Thursday due to a high flammability risk. The CPSC recalled an additional 138,000 chenille robes, jackets and tops manufactured by A-One Textile & Towel after issuing an initial recall for 162,000 robes in April. The garments were sold by Blair LLC, which voluntarily recalled the products. A second alert about the original recall was issued in June when Blair received reports of several deaths and injuring involving the products. According to the CPSC, nine deaths allegedly due to the robes catching fire have been reported since April. Some of the products in the recall do not meet federal flammability standards, the commission said. The recalled products were sold through Blair’s catalogues, Web site and stores from July 2000 to April 2007. The products were priced between $20 and $40. Blair has offered to refund consumers who return the products or give them a $50 gift card.

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