March 11, 1996


Release # 96-076

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Zip Zag of Hoboken, N.J., is recalling approximately 18,300 women's cotton sweat shirts. The sweat shirts, which violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, burn faster than newspaper and pose a serious risk of burn injuries.

The women's long sleeve, 100 percent cotton, reverse fleece sweat shirts were available in six colors: grey, black, red, navy, cobalt, and wine. The sweat shirts have a crown and "#1 Strategy" on the front. Sewn-in labels on the neck of the sweat shirts read, "RED CABIN ... RN 65313 ... Made in Pakistan." The sweat shirts' hang tags read, "STYLE # 133033 ... RED CABIN." Dots retail stores in the East and Midwest sold the sweat shirts from July, 1995 to February, 1996 for $10.

Consumers should stop wearing these sweat shirts immediately and return them to any Dots store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Dots store. Consumers can also mail the garment directly to Zip Zag Customer Service Center, Attention: Peter Luthria, 1422 Grand St., 3rd Floor, Hoboken, N.J. 07030. Zip Zag will send consumers a full refund, including postage costs.

CPSC learned of the flammability of the sweat shirts as a result of a consumer complaint.