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Oct 23, 2009 9:43 AM by Associated Press

Nine deaths linked to robes; recall expanded

Full-length women's chenille robes made in Pakistan are being recalled by a Warren, Pa. company because they are highly flammable and now linked to nine deaths.

Most of the deaths linked to the full-length chenille robes occurred when the victims were cooking.

The victims were mostly in their 70s and 80s. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Blair LLC are expanding the recall to include more chenille robes and three other chenille products, all made by A-One Textile & Towel, of Karachi.

About 300,000 units of the garments are now recalled, including the full-length women's chenille robes, women's chenille jackets, women's chenille lounge jackets, and women's chenille tops.

The recalled products were sold in Blair catalogs, online and at Blair stores in Warren, Pa.; Grove City, Pa.; and Wilmington, Del., from July 2000 through April 2007.

For more information on the affected products and item numbers, consumers can call Blair at 877-392-7095 or visit http://www.blair.com/recall or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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