FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2000 Release # 00-061

Company Phone Number: (800) 426-6253
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

Men's Sweatshirts Recalled by Eddie Bauer

PRODUCT: Men's Sweatshirts - Eddie Bauer, of Redmond, Wash., is recalling about 2,000 men's sweatshirts. The long-sleeved, fleece sweatshirts sold only in the color gray, bear the phrase "Made in USA" on the neckline label, and have item number 1313 or 1249 printed on the side seam label. These sweatshirts are labeled as being 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester. Eddie Bauer stores sold these sweatshirts nationwide from March 1999 through May 1999 for about $38. Sweatshirts made in Singapore are not included in this recall.

PROBLEM: The sweatshirts, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act. Fabrics that do not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Stop using these sweatshirts and return them to any Eddie Bauer store for a refund. For more information, call Eddie Bauer at (800) 426-6253 between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT any day of the week.

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