|December 19, 1986|
|Release # 86-080|
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Apparel Industries, Inc., New York, New York today announced a voluntary recall of women's oversized fashion tops sold by the firm. Approximately 26,000 units were imported from Portugal and sold nationwide. The tops are identified as styles 3403, 3419 and 3419P and the firm has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who return the tops to the retail stores where they were purchased.
Although these tops have not been involved in any incidents known to the Commission or to the firm, testing shows that the tops fail to meet the flammability requirement for general wearing apparel.
The oversized fashion tops are made of 100% cotton fleece fabric. A neck label tag states in part, "TROUSERS UP ---MADE IN PORTUGAL". The tops which were sold for $20.00 to $30.00 from August to October, 1986, come in various colors. The styles are:
# 3403 pullover 3 button front (solid color, no print)
# 3419 pullover with mock turtleneck (solid color, no printing)
# 3419P pullover with mock turtleneck with a stenciled design on the front.
For further information consumers may contact Jean Martin of Apparel Industries at 800-223-5543.
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