If you own a Blair chenille bathrobe, read this


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

puts out warnings almost every day about products, alerting the public to the ones that aren't safe, but this one got my attention. That's because often the alerts are telling the public that there could be an accident if you use whatever product they're mentioning, but this time there have already been three injuries.

So if you own a full-length woman's chenille robe made by Blair LLC, and one of the following numbers is on your label--

3093111, 2093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115, 3093116

-- then you should contact Blair at 877-392-7095 between 9 a.m.-9 p.m., EST, Monday through Saturday, or visit the company's web site or send an email to blairproductrecall@blair.com, and put the wheels of motion into returning your robe and getting a refund or a $50 gift card for Blair merchandise.

Why, you ask?

Because the robe, which was manufactured in Pakistan, is flammable. Blair has received three reports of the robes catching on fire. One person now has second-degree burns.

And with 162,000 of these articles of clothing out there, I figure the odds of someone with a Blair robe reading this may be reasonable -- reasonable enough to mention this. Of course, if you're actually wearing your chenille robe right now, don't fret -- they're only flammable if you're near an open flame. Of course, if you're reading this in your den, with a nice warm, crackling fire going in the fireplace, then, yeah, permission to panic granted.