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1. CPSC, Victoria's Secret Direct Announce Recall of Silk Kimono Tops The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Silk Kimono Tops Units: About 500 units were manufactured by Single with 57 sold to consumers by Victoria's Secret Direct Retailer: Victoria's Secre
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  1. CPSC, Victoria's Secret Direct Announce Recall of Silk Kimono Tops The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resellor attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Silk Kimono Tops Units: About 500 units were manufactured by Single with 57 sold to consumers by Victoria's Secret Direct Retailer: Victoria's Secret Direct, of Columbus, Ohio Manufacturer: Single, of Los Angeles, Calif. Hazard: The kimono tops are made of fabric that fails to meet mandatory standards of fabric flammabilityin violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. The sheer outer shell fabric of the kimono top can readilyignite and present a risk of burn injuries. Incidents/Injuries:  None reported. Description: The recall involves the Silk Kimono Top, sold as catalog/Web site item number 194-860. Thisis a two-piece garment with a kimono outer shell and an orange inner camisole. The outer shell's sewn inlabel states the following: Single, 100% Silk, RN 80763, Made In USA, Dry Clean Only. A separate labelshows the item number 194-860. The Silk Kimono Tops were sold in paisley print pattern with metallicthreads. Sold at: Victoria's Secret Direct catalogs and Web site only from November 2005 through December 2005for about $138. These garments were not sold at Victoria's Secret stores. Manufactured In: USA Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the garment immediately. Contact Victoria's Secret Direct for information on returning the kimono top and to receive a refund and $50 gift card.Source:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06530.html  2. Violation of Federal Flammability Standard Prompts Christy Recall of Women¶s Robes SoldExclusively at Bloomingdales WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firmnamed below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers shouldstop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resella recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Women¶s Bathrobes Units: About 8,600 Importer: Christy, of Charlotte, N.C. Hazard: The bathrobes fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles and pose a risk of  burn injury. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a robe igniting. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves women¶s wrap bathrobes with long sleeves and a belt. They are madefrom 100 percent cotton terry cloth in aqua, ivory, white and porcelain pink. A woven label at the neck edgeof the robes read ³Collection Fifty Nine´. Sold exclusively at: Bloomingdale¶s department stores nationwide and www.bloomingdales.com fromJanuary 2008 through March 2010 for about $80. Manufactured in: Turkey Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathrobes immediately and return them to theDomestics Department in any Bloomingdale¶s store for a full refund. If the Bloomingdale¶s store does nothave a Domestics Department, the robe should be returned to the Customer Service Department.Source:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10289.html  3. CPSC and Levi Strauss & Co. Announce Recall of Garments Made From a Flammable FleeceFabric WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), LeviStrauss & Co. of San Francisco, Calif., is announcing the recall of approximately 57,000 fleece fabric shirts.The fabric is a cotton-polyester blend material with a raised fiber surface. Its fleecy texture closelyresembles that of an inside-out sweatshirt. This fabric is often called sherpa.  Levi Strauss & Co. is recalling over 34,000 Levi's Jeans for Women junior-sized sweatshirts. Most of thesegarments were found to be dangerously flammable. The fabric in the garments fails to meet federalmandatory standards for fabric flammability and may ignite readily and present a serious risk of burninjuries in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. Fabrics that do not comply with the standardtypically burn faster than newspaper.CPSC and Levi Strauss & Co. are not aware of any injuries involving these shirts. This recall is beingconducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The Levi's Jeans for Women junior-sized sweatshirts come intwo styles: a sleeveless, pullover vest with drawstring hood and center embroidery (product code 55930),and a long sleeve, crew neck sweatshirt with a center embroidery (product code 55956). The product codescan be found on the inside of the garment on the care label. The shirts come in sizes small, medium, andlarge and in a variety of colors, including black, olive, white, red, purple, and Caribbean blue. The garmentshave a sewn-in label that reads, Levi's Jeans for Women... Made in Korea...82% cotton/18% polyester...WPL 423. The garments were sold nationwide at retailers, such as J.C. Penney, Levi's Only Store, and Levi's Outlet byDesigns. Garments were sold from October 1996 to February 1997 for a retail-established price of about$30.Levi Strauss & Co. is also voluntarily recalling about 23,000 similar sweatshirts, which may fail the federalmandatory standards for fabric flammability. These shirts were sold under the Dockers Khakis for Womenlabel and the Dockers Authentics for Men label.Levi Strauss & Co. is aware of one incident of a shirt reportedly flaring up when exposed to a flame, but noinjuries resulted.There are three styles of women's petites and misses reverse fleece Dockers Khakis for Women garmentsincluding, vests (product codes 53601 and 54601), cardigans (product codes 53604 and 54604), and pullovers (product codes 53605 and 54605). These garments come in small, medium, and large and in avariety of colors, including ink, oatmeal heather, black, red, and natural. There is one style of the men'sreverse fleece Dockers Authentics for Men garment, which is a shirt that laces up the front (product code67191). This garment is navy in color and comes in small, medium, large, and extra large. The productcodes can be found on the inside of the garment on the care label. The garments have a sewn-in label thatreads either Dockers Khakis for Women or Dockers Authentics for Men , and Made in Korea...80%cotton/20% polyester...WPL 423. The garments were sold nationwide at retailers, such as J.C. Penney. Garments were sold from August 1995to February 1997 for a retail-established price of about $25 to $35.CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop wearing garments they believe may be involved in this recall.Consumers should return the garments to the store where purchased for a full refund. This recall does notextend to other Levi Strauss & Co. garments. For more information, consumers can call Levi Strauss & Co.toll-free at 1-800-USA-LEVI begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-USA-LEVI end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or write to the company at Levi's Plaza, P.O. Box 7215, SanFrancisco, CA 94120.CPSC is continuing to investigate additional fleece garments to determine whether or not they are incompliance with the law.  Source:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml97/97121.html  4 . CPSC and J.C. Penney Announce Recall of Highly Flammable Chenille Sweaters WASHINGTON, D.C. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), J.C.Penney Company Inc. (JCPenney) of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling 26,240 velvety-textured chenillesweaters, which could present a risk of serious burn injuries if exposed to an open flame. JCPenney reportedthat the sweaters fail the flammability regulation under the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. If the sweaterscatch on fire, they can burn as fast as newspaper.The sweaters, made of 67 percent rayon and 33 percent nylon, come in short or long-sleeved styles in thecolors: apple (kiwi or lime green), black, dark brown (chocolate), forest green, fuschia, ivory, plum, red, androyal. The sweaters involved in this recall are sold in the JCPenney retail stores as lot numbers 642-1410and 642-1411 and in the JCPenney 1996 Christmas Catalog as lot number 542-0971. The lot numbers for thesweaters sold in the retail stores can be found on the JCPenney price tag below the bar code or by referringto the customer's sales slip. The lot numbers for the sweaters sold through the JCPenney Christmas Catalogcan be found on page 89 as item D or by referring to the shipping information.JCPenney imported the sweaters from Matsue Industries Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong selling them under the brand name M B MIXED BLUES CLOTHING CO. The sewn-in care label has the RN number 93677 onthe front and the supplier number 701524 on the back. JCPenney retail stores and the JCPenney 1996Christmas Catalog sold the sweaters nationwide from September 1996 to October 1996 for about $29 to $36.Consumers should not wear the sweaters and should return them for a full refund or credit to any JCPenneyretail store. If the purchase was a catalog sale, return the sweater to the catalog desk at any JCPenney retailstore or refer to page 475 of the JCPenney 1996 Christmas Catalog for returns or exchanges by mail. For more information or assistance, consumers should call JCPenney at (800) 709-5777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 709-5777 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Direct mediainquiries for JCPenney to Duncan Muir at (972) 431-1329 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (972)431-1329 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.JCPenney and CPSC are not aware of any injuries involving this product. This recall is being conducted to prevent injuries.Source:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml97/97016.html  5. CPSC And Zip Zag Announce Sweat Shirt Recall WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ZipZag of Hoboken, N.J., is recalling approximately 18,300 women's cotton sweat shirts. The sweat shirts,which violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, burn faster than newspaper and pose a serious risk of burninjuries.The women's long sleeve, 100 percent cotton, reverse fleece sweat shirts were available in six colors: grey, black, red, navy, cobalt, and wine. The sweat shirts have a crown and #1 Strategy on the front. Sewn-inlabels on the neck of the sweat shirts read, RED CABIN ... RN 65313 ... Made in Pakistan. The sweatshirts' hang tags read, STYLE # 133033 ... RED CABIN. Dots retail stores in the East and Midwest soldthe sweat shirts from July, 1995 to February, 1996 for $10.Consumers should stop wearing these sweat shirts immediately and return them to any Dots store for arefund. For more information, consumers should call their local Dots store. Consumers can also mail thegarment directly to Zip Zag Customer Service Center, Attention: Peter Luthria, 1422 Grand St., 3rd Floor,Hoboken, N.J. 07030. Zip Zag will send consumers a full refund, including postage costs.   CPSC learned of the flammability of the sweat shirts as a result of a consumer complaint.Source:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml96/96076.html  6 . CPSC Recalls Dangerously Flammable Imported Chiffon Skirts Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the stop saleand recall of a popular style of rayon and rayon/cotton blend skirt, which is dangerously flammable. Theskirts, which present a serious risk of burn injuries, do not meet the applicable flammability regulation under the Flammable Fabrics Act. In fact, these skirts burn faster than newspaper.The skirts, which were made in India and sold nationwide, are long, full, summer and fall-line skirts withelastic waist bands, which may also have drawstrings at the waist. They have two layers - with a sheer chiffon layer of fabric over a gauze lining and are made of rayon or rayon (viscose) cotton blends. The skirtssold between $6 and $80 at large chain stores and small boutiques nationwide, including those listed below.CPSC is working with a number of importers and retailers to recall more than a quarter of a million of theseskirts. In addition, the U.S. Customs Service will work with CPSC to stop the skirts at the point of entry intothe United States. CPSC surveyed over 200 retail stores in 17 major U.S. cities to test for the fire hazard.CPSC URGES CONSUMERS TO IMMEDIATELY STOP WEARING THESE FLAMMABLE SKIRTSAND BRING THEM BACK TO THE RETAILERS. Your retailer should know whether the skirt is a part of this recall and should then provide a refund or credit. Although CPSC has not received any reports of injuries from these skirts to date, the agency is issuing this safety notice and recalling the skirts to preventinjuries from these dangerous products.Any skirt with the following description and general label information may be involved in this recall.Description: y   Two layer skirt with sheer chiffon fabric over a gauze lining. y   Long, full, summer and fall-line skirts with elastic waist bands, which may also have drawstrings atthe waist.General Label Information: y   Made in India. y   100 percent rayon or 65 percent rayon (viscose)/35 percent cotton. y   Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water or Dry Clean Only.The following major retailers are cooperating with CPSC and agreed to participate in this recall:Abraham & Strauss BasementAmes Ladies Wear Annie SezBealls Outlet StoresBurlington Coat FactoryCost PlusDayton'sFilenes BasementGantosHudson'sJean NicoleLoehmann'sMarianneMarshallsMarshall Field'sOne PriceRossT.J. Maxx
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