First the Seattle-based luxury retailer got busted trying to kill our kids. Okay, not exactly but the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission announced yesterday it fined Nordstrom $60,000 for failing to immediately report that lines of kids sweaters and jackets have drawstrings in the hoods. CPSC says: "These products, which the firm eventually recalled, pose a
strangulation hazard that can cause death to children."
Then today the company reported November sales figures. Despite adding twelve stores nationwide, sales were down about 12 percent in November--taking in $707 million last month compared with $805 million last year.