The parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods is expected to pay $13 million to settle fees for selling previously recalled products.
The settlement includes around 1,200 units of 19 different items that TJX stores continued to sell following their recall.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), TJX sold these goods between March 2014 and October 2019.
The 19 products were the subject of 21 combined recalls.
Despite federal law prohibiting retailers from selling recalled merchandise, the products remained available at Marshalls, HomeGoods and TJ Maxx, as well as online.
“The majority of post-recall sales were of products that were recalled due to the risk of choking and death to infants,” CPSC said in a press release.
All of the following products sold in TJX stores have been the subject of recalls:
- Inclined threshold accessory for Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yards
- Rock ‘n Play sleeper
- children II
- Rocking sleepers
- Oball rattles
- TJX branded products
- Swivel bar stool
- Glass and ceramic drawer knobs
- Foldable sun loungers
- Glass beer mugs
- Gardeners Eden light decorations
- Portable speakers from ION Audio
- Jimco bistro chairs
- Carter’s cardigan sets for children
- Sharper Image and Frigidaire Mandoline Slicer
- Bradshaw International coffee presses
- Calphalon cutlery knife
- Scooters/Hoverboards by Swagway
- Ivanka Trump scarves
- MZB children’s luminous clocks
- Linon foldable wooden patio chairs
In addition to paying $13 million in fines, TJX must establish an internal compliance system and file annual reports with the CSPC for the next five years.
The Massachusetts-based company has agreed to comply with consumer protection laws going forward, although the settlement is not an admission of guilt.
The Sun reached out to TJX Companies for comment.
What should you do if you have a recalled product?
According to the CPSC, anyone who has purchased an affected product is eligible for a refund or repair, depending on the item.
TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls all have contact forms at the bottom of their websites.
The CPSC also provided specific contact information for each recalled product.
A TJ Maxx fan explained how shoppers can get refunds from the store even without receipts.
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