|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|August 2, 1978|
|Release # 78-069|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 2) -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Huk-A-Poo Sportswear, Inc. today announced a recall of some women's sweat shirts that may not have met federal flammability standards. The garments had been imported from a Hong Kong manufacturer.
The garments in question were distributed to retailers between July 1976 and September 1977. It is estimated that 30,000 garments have been sold nationwide. To date no consumer injuries have been reported.
The garments are long sleeved, 100 percent napped cotton and can be identified by the number RN34104 and the words "Made in Hong Kong" on the label. Further identification data includes the style numbers, 502, 506, 507, 509, 619, 620, 621, 623 and 624 which appeared on the garment's hang tags.
Consumers who have purchased these garments can return them to the place of purchase for repayment or credit. Any questions from the consumer should be directed to the Customer Service Department, Huk-A-Poo Sportswear, Inc., 48 West 38th St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800