May 11, 1978
Ladies' Sweatshirts With "Gap" Label Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been notified by the Gap Stores, Inc. that 4,150 potentially flammable women's sweatshirts with the Gap label were sold by their stores nationwide during October, November and December 1977. These sweatshirts failed to comply with a Federal flammability standard. They were purchased by the Gap from San Francisco Shirt Works, Inc., which earlier announced the recall of the same merchandise sold under its own label. If exposed to an ignition source, such as a cigarette ash, an open flame, or any spark, they could ignite and burn with a rapid and intense flame. (No injuries have been reported to date).