Recalled baby products were still sold at TJ Maxx and Marshalls


(CW44 News At 10 | TSWT) — TJX, which operates popular discount chains TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods, agreed to pay a $13 million fine for selling recalled baby products that were taken off the market due to risk of suffocation of babies and death.

The recalled products that the company continued to sell included Kids II Rocking Sleepers, Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, and Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards.

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The Kids II Rocking Sleepers were associated with five infant deaths and the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers were associated with more than 30 infant deaths over a 10-year period.

The agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced Tuesday, accuses the company of knowingly selling, putting up for sale and distributing about 1,200 of the recalled products from March 2014 to October 2019.

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The products were sold in TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores as well as online. The agency said federal law prohibits the sale, offering for sale or distribution of any consumer product that has been recalled.

In 2019, TJX and the CPSC had jointly announced that the retailer had sold these recalled products and subsequently found three additional recalled products in its inventory.

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In addition to paying the fine, TJX said it will put in place a program to ensure it complies with the Consumer Product Safety Act. At the same time, TJX said the settlement does not constitute an admission by the company or a finding by the CPSC that it knowingly violated security law.

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