Crackerjack fined $174,000 for selling dangerous children’s nightwear

(Source: Crackerjack)

Value retailer Crackerjack has been fined $174,000 for selling children’s nightwear that did not comply with requirements on fire hazard and fibre content labelling.

The Commerce Commission inspected a Crackerjack store in Napier and discovered that a number of garments were missing or had non-compliant fire hazard labels.

These garments were among the 2880 units of nightwear the company imported in April 2022. The commission understands that up to 266 items were sold to consumers.

Crackerjack was unable to confirm how many non-compliant garments were sold and a general recall of all children’s nightwear was carried out in May 2022.

Fire hazard labels inform consumers about the risk of the clothing catching fire, which is why businesses must comply with such labelling requirements, said the Commerce Commission’s product safety manager, Grant McIntosh.

“As we head into winter and parents are trying to keep kids warm in pyjamas and dressing gowns in front of the heater or fire, it is important they know of the risk and suitability of the nightwear they’re buying,” McIntosh elaborated.

The commission recently warned Davie Clothing, parent of Oodie, for selling wearable towels that did not meet requirements on fire hazard labelling.

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