FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 3, 1975

 

Release # 75-001


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting Plymouth Shops, Inc., 125 West End Avenue, New York City, from importing and selling products which fail to meet the requirements of the Flammable Fabrics Act, as amended.

Specifically, the Commission found that certain women's scarves sold by the company did not meet the applicable flammability standard under the Act. The scarves in question are Pleated 100 per cent silk chiffon, measuring 28" by 28" and come in green, pink, brown, beige, violet and blue.

They bear three labels: a cloth label reading "Made in Italy, Plymouth;" another cloth label reading "Made in Italy, All silk;" and a paper label reading "Plymouth Shops [Style No.] 6244." The scarves sell for $12.00. A number were imported and sold in 1971.

Plymouth Shops has consented to notify customers who may have purchased the product and to conduct a recall.

This announcement is made in the public interest in order to alert customers to the failure of the scarves to conform to the flammability standard.

This agreement is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the respondent that it has violated the law. When issued by the Commission on a formal basis, a consent order carries the force of law with respect to future actions. A violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty up to $5,000 per violation being imposed upon the respondent.

The complaint and consent order will remain on the public record from January 2 through March 2. Comments received from the public during this period will become part of the public record. The Commission may withdraw its acceptance of the agreement after further consideration.

Further information concerning this matter may be obtained from the Bureau of Compliance, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5401 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20207.