Retailer Fined for Selling Recalled Children’s Apparel

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the Milwaukee and York, Pennsylvania-based operator of Boston Store, Younkers and other department store chains, has agreed to pay $450,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to tell federal regulators that it sold products recalled in 2010.

Under the civil penalty agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bon-Ton denies agency staff allegations that the retailer knowingly violated the law. Bon-Ton was accused of failing to report to the agency immediately, as required by federal law, that its children’s hooded jackets and sweatshirts were sold with drawstrings through the hood.

Related Content