|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2000
Release # 00-118a
|Company Phone Number: (800) 655-3080
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
View recall 00-118b
Sweatshirts Recalled by Jordache Ltd.
PRODUCT: Sweatshirts - Jordache Ltd., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,400 FUBU brand sweatshirts. The sweatshirts are made of a fleece fabric that closely resembles that of an inside-outside sweatshirt. They are long-sleeved, pullover style with hoods. They are red, black or silver and are available in ladies sizes extra-small, small, medium and large. The name "FUBU" appears in large lettering across the chest, and a label sewn into the neck reads in part, "FUBU SPORTS, 90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester, Made in Peru." The recalled sweatshirts are style FB-3855, which is written on sewn-in label underneath the care label. Major department and sporting good stores nationwide, including Rich's, Lazarus, Goldsmith, Stern's and Athlete's Foot, sold the sweatshirts between November 1999 and April 2000 for about $59.
PROBLEM: The sweatshirts, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite easily 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: Consumers should stop wearing the sweatshirts immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information about this recall, consumers should call Jordache Ltd. at (800) 655-3080 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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