Bon-Ton Stores to Pay $450,000 in Civil Penalty Related to Error With Drawstrings

An issue related to drawstrings has resulted in Bon-Ton Stores agreeing to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $450,000. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alleges that the fashion retailer knowingly failed to report to the commission that its children’s hooded jackets and sweatshirts were sold with drawstrings through the hood. The penalty agreement has been provisionally accepted by the commission in a 3-0 vote.

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