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Retailers penalized for hood drawstrings


Washington, D.C. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are among the 14 companies that have been assessed more than $1 million in civil penalties for failure to report safety hazards promptly, government officials announced Tuesday.

The companies were penalized for failing to promptly report sales of children's clothing with drawstrings through the hood or neck, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The drawstrings can get caught in nearby objects and cause children to get trapped or strangled.

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