Men's Sherpa Shirts Recalled by Foria International Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

The shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2011
Release #11-090
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 999-6568
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Men's Sherpa Shirts Recalled by Foria International Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Men's Fleece Sherpa Shirts

Units: About 20,800 units

Importer: Foria International Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received two reports from consumers stating that the shirts quickly caught on fire. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled men's pullover Sherpa shirts have a four-snap placket and long sleeves with rib-knit cuffs. The shirts are made from 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester blend brushed Sherpa fleece in olive and burgundy. A "Norm Thompson" woven label is located at the center back neckline of the garments.

Sold at: Norm Thompson catalogs and website and at Norm Thompson Stores in Lake Oswego, Lincoln City, Troutdale, Portland, and Portland Airport, all in Oregon; and in North Conway, N.H. and Kearneysville, W.V. from September 2003 through November 2009 for about $45.00.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled shirts immediately and contact Foria International for information on returning the shirts for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Foria International toll free at (888) 999-6568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.foria.com

Picture of recalled Sherpa shirt

Picture of recalled Sherpa shirt