FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 3, 1975

 

Release # 75-002


WASHINGTON, D.C.(January 3)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting Siber Hegner and Co., Inc., 1250 Broadway, New York, New York, from importing and selling products which fail to meet the requirements of the Flammable Fabrics Act.

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 100 per cent nylon with metallic threads running throughout. They measure approximately 26" by 26" and come in colors of gold, navy, blue, brown, orange, golden red, white and light tan. The scarves contain cloth labels that read "100 per cent Nylon Georgette" or "100 per cent Nylon, Exclusive of Ornamentation Made in Japan" or "Golden Glow Round 100 per cent Nylon." A number of these scarves were imported and sold in 1970.

Siber Hegner and Co., Inc. 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 company 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 a respondent.

The complaint and consent order will remain on the public record from January 2 through March 2, 1975. Comments from the public received 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.