2007 Samara Brothers Inc Recall Notification

In 2007 the manufacturer of children’s clothing, Samara Brothers Inc., of Edison, N.J., created this website to notify consumers of a recall of their child’s three-piece short set and their boys’ heavyweight jacket. Once the recalls were over, the site’s domain was not renewed. There were several iterations of the site created by various buyers of the domain that had nothing to do with the original intent of the site. When I recently discovered that the domain was available, I bought it with the intent of restoring some of its original content found in its archived pages. These particular recalls are over, however I believe that consumers should remain aware of them, if for no other reason than for historical purposes.

I certainly was glad that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission discovered the lead poisoning hazard associated with the Samara Brothers boy's jackets. I work for a software company where I am part of a team that develops marketing software for concierge medicine practices.We were in the middle of a job for a new medical practice. We had just installed Salesforce which is considered the CRM gold standard and has the only CRM software specifically designed for healthcare. Having said that, Salesforce still needs to be customized for the specific business's needs. We were about to start creating custom apps so the doctors and their back of the house staff so they would have exactly what they needed for running their concierge practice, when one of my team members alerted me to the recall. I immediately got in touch with my wife who checked our boys' jackets and discovered that they were part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall. Let me say, those jackets were out of the closet and inaccessible to our kids in no time. We received a refund, but I thought it was appalling that not only were the Samara Brothers boy's jackets were recalled, but that they also had two other products for young children that needed to be recalled. due to lead poisoning issues. Thank goodness we have such agencies as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Under the agency’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injur yand / or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the US more than $1 trillion annually.

Committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard, CPSC's work helps ensure the safety of consumer products in the US. Their oversight has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person / manufacturer from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

2007 Samara Brothers Recalls

In 2007 Samara Brothers had at least three CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recalls because of various issues with their children's clothing:

  • 2007 Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
  • 2007 Samara Brothers Recalls Children's Two-Piece Overall Sets, Snaps Contain Lead
  • 2007 Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Three-Piece Short Set Due to Choking Hazard

Below is the information found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for each of these products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Samara 2007 Recall Notifications

 



 

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 985-9975
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets
Units: About 8,000
Manufacturer: Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The snap closures on the outerwear jackets contain excessive amounts of lead, which poses a lead poisoning hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves boy's outerwear jackets with a Carter's-brand logo on the front. The jackets were sold in toddler and boy's sizes. Toddler sizes range from 2T to 4T. Boy's sizes include S, M and L. The outerwear jackets were sold in charcoal, navy and red.
Sold at: Major department stores and discount department stores nationwide from October 2006 through November 2006 for up to $50.<
Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact Samara Brothers to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Samara Brothers at (800) 985-9975 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.samarajacketrecall.com or e-mail the firm at info@samararecall.com

 



 

 

Samara Brothers Recalls Children's Two-Piece Overall Sets, Snaps Contain Lead

January 5, 2007
Alert #07-516

Samara Brothers Recalls Children's Two-Piece Overall Sets, Snaps Contain Lead

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Starting Out Shirt and Overalls
Units: About 200
Manufacturer: Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The coatings on the snaps in the overalls and shirt contain excessive amounts of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves two styles of children's overall sets. One set is a red plaid denim overall with a white shirt trimmed in red, sold in sizes 12 through 24 months. The other set is a navy blue corduroy overall with a white shirt trimmed in green, sold in sizes 3 through 9 months. Both styles have decorative train appliqués on the front of the overalls. The collar tag of the overalls reads, "Starting Out."
Sold Exclusively at: Dillard's nationwide during October 2006 for about $20 for the red overalls set and about $25 for the blue corduroy set.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact Samara to obtain a full refund.
Manufactured in: China

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Samara Brothers at (800) 985-9975 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.samararecall.com, or e-mail the firm at info@samararecall.com

 



 

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Three-Piece Short Set Due to Choking Hazard

May 16, 2007
Alert #07-548

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Three-Piece Short Set Due to Choking Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Three Piece Short Sets
Units: About 720
Manufacturer: Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The decorative fish buttons on the shorts and shirt could detach, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves a boys' three piece shorts set. The set consists of green plaid shorts, a polo-style solid shirt trimmed with a blue and green stripe, and a green plaid hat. The short sets were sold in three sizes: 2T, 3T and 4T. The style numbers are 20873H94 GRN and 40873H94 GRN, which was written on the hangtag attached. The brand is "Sam Says," which is written on the collar tag of the shirt.
Sold: Through major department and discount department stores nationwide from April 2006 through March 2007 for between $8 and $20.
Manufactured in: Bangladesh
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the products immediately and carefully cut the threads to remove the decorative fish buttons found on the shirt and shorts. Consumers should dispose of these buttons.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Samara Brothers at (800) 985-9975 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.samararecall.com, or e-mail the firm at info@samararecall.com

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