And, according to today's Federal Register, has agreed to pay $40,000 for her egregious error in judgment: selling this jacket in children's sizes 7-12.
I certainly see the fashion felony for parents who buy this for their 7-10 year olds, but Ms. Bubbles has been fined for not complying with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Drawstring Hazard Guidelines.
It’s important to note that no child has been harmed from Ms. Bubbles actions.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
Merely, Ms. Bubbles violated the unwritten law that guidelines issued by bureaucrats are to be obeyed as laws -- particularly those designed to protect us from ourselves.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
It would appear despite her attempt to distance herself from the legacy of her father's run-in with the National Institute of Health -- it has been speculated that she added the 's' for safety -- Ms. Bubbles was unable to avoid prosecution.
In an ironic twist of fate, Ms. Bubbles’ siblings who did not change their names in order to protect the innocent, brother, Mr. Plastic Bubble, and sister, Mrs. Bubble-Wrap, each have safely thriving businesses in our nanny-state.