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Ross to pay civil penalty

Ross to pay civil penalty

By Daniel Gutierrez. CREATED Jun 24, 2013

Ross stores are paying a major penalty for failing to report an issue with some children's clothing.

The retailer has agreed to pay a $3.9 million civil penalty. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the store knowingly sold sweatshirts and jackets considered to be defective.
That's because of the clothing's drawstrings, which are considered to be danderous. The clothing involved in this case come from a number of different manufacturers and distributors, and were sold from January 2009 to February 2012.