T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods parent company fined for selling recalled baby items
(ABC 6 News) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that The TJX Companies Inc., the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, pay a $13 million civil penalty for selling, offering for sale, and distributing previously recalled consumer products.
The agreement settles charges that the firm knowingly sold, offered for sale, and distributed approximately 1,200 recalled products from 21 separate voluntary corrective actions during a five-year period from March 2014 through October 2019.
Federal law prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or distribution in commerce of a consumer product that is subject to voluntary corrective action, such as a recall, that has been publicly announced and taken in consultation with CPSC.
CPSC staff charged that TJX sold, offered for sale, and distributed the recalled products through its brick-and-mortar retail stores including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and online.
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.
View the products HERE.
In addition to paying the $13 million civil penalty, TJX will maintain a compliance program and system of internal controls to ensure that the company complies with the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), including a program for the appropriate identification, quarantine, and disposal of recalled products.
TJX’s settlement of this matter does not constitute an admission by TJX, or a determination by the Commission, that TJX knowingly violated the CPSA.
View the settlement agreement HERE.