Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
TJX Companies Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
TJX
Penalty: 
$315,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
April 7, 2009
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Fourteen companies agreed to pay a total of $1,055,000 to settle allegations that they knowingly failed to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children's hooded sweatshirts or jackets they sold had drawstrings at the hood and/or neck and thus posed a strangulation hazard.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-apparel
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.