February 3, 2000
Release # 00-061

View Recall # 00-061a

Company Phone Number: (800) 889-7443
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Ladies' Robes Recalled by HANRO USA

PRODUCT: Ladies' Fleece Robes - HANRO USA Inc. of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 2,100 ladies' robes. The five different styles of recalled robes are made with 90 percent cotton and 10 percent polyester fleece fabric. The robes contain the sewn-in label "HANRO of Switzerland." They were sold in colors white, blue, ivory, beige and gray, and in sizes XS through L. Department stores and boutiques nationwide sold these robes from October 1998 through January 2000 for between $280 to $350.

PROBLEM: The robes fail to meet federal flammability standards for clothing and can ignite readily, presenting a serious risk of burn injuries. Fabrics that do not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: HANRO USA Inc. has received one report that a robe ignited when exposed to flame and burned the consumer's hair.

WHAT TO DO: Stop using these robes immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund and a $50 HANRO gift certificate. For more information, contact HANRO USA at (800) 889-7443 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Ladies' Robes