FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 13, 1981  
Release # 81-025
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 13) -- Approximately 160,000 men's terry cloth bathrobes are being recalled by Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Chicago, Illinois, because the fabric may burn rapidly if ignited after repeated washing and drying. The 100 per cent cotton robes were sold through Sears stores from Fall 1977 through Spring 1980.

The recall, first announced in November 1980, is being repeated voluntarily by Sears in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Although the robes meet CPSC flammability standards for clothing, Sears has received several reports that the robes ignited.

Two styles of men's cotton terry cloth bathrobes are involved one a shawl-collar wrap-around robe, the other a kimono-style with three-quarter length sleeves. They sold for approximately $13 to $16.

Consumers can identify the garments by looking for a label at the neckline that states: "Sail-Made in China-10090 cotton - for Sears, Roebuck and Co." No other Sears robes are affected by this recall.

To receive a full refund, consumers should return the robes to the customer convenience center service desk of any Sears store.

Anyone wishing additional information should contact the customer service department of any Sears store, or call the CPSC toll-free Hotline at 800-638-2772.