FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 14, 1996

 

Release # 96-067


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Kmart Corporation of Troy, Mich., is recalling 11,756 men's cotton fleece shirts. The shirts violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act and pose a serious risk of burn injuries.

The men's long sleeve, button-down, 100 percent cotton shirts were available in four colors, burgundy, hunter green, dark blue and gray; and four sizes, small, medium, large, and extra-large. The shirts, which were made in Korea, have "RN 42000" and "NORTHWEST TERRITORY" printed on sewn-in labels at the neck. The shirts' hang tags read, "Rugged Sportswear ... Northwest Territory," along with style number 8025, item number 8311, and the size. Kmart stores sold the shirts nationwide from September to December 1995 for $19.99 each.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing these shirts and return them to any Kmart store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Kmart store.

Kmart learned of the shirts' flammability from a customer and reported to CPSC following their laboratory testing.