Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
|Release # 94-117
CPSC Recalls Dangerously Flammable
Imported Chiffon Skirts
Updated August 19
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the stop sale and recall of a popular style of
rayon and rayon/cotton blend skirt, which is dangerously flammable. The skirts, which
present a serious risk of burn injuries, do not meet the applicable flammability
regulation under the Flammable Fabrics Act. In fact, these skirts burn faster than
The skirts, which were made in India and sold nationwide, are long, full, summer and
fall-line skirts with elastic waist bands, which may also have drawstrings at the waist.
They have two layers - with a sheer chiffon layer of fabric over a gauze lining and are
made of rayon or rayon (viscose) cotton blends. The skirts sold between $6 and $80 at
large chain stores and small boutiques nationwide, including those listed below.
CPSC is working with a number of importers and retailers to recall more than a quarter of
a million of these skirts. In addition, the U.S. Customs Service will work with CPSC to
stop the skirts at the point of entry into the United States. CPSC surveyed over 200
retail stores in 17 major U.S. cities to test for the fire hazard.
CPSC URGES CONSUMERS TO IMMEDIATELY STOP WEARING THESE FLAMMABLE SKIRTS AND BRING THEM
BACK TO THE RETAILERS. Your retailer should know whether the skirt is a part of this
recall and should then provide a refund or credit. Although CPSC has not received any
reports of injuries from these skirts to date, the agency is issuing this safety notice
and recalling the skirts to prevent injuries from these dangerous products.
Any skirt with the following description and general label information may be involved in
- Two layer skirt with sheer chiffon fabric over a
- Long, full, summer and fall-line skirts with
elastic waist bands, which may also have drawstrings at the waist.
General Label Information:
- Made in India.
- 100 percent rayon or 65 percent rayon (viscose)/35
- Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water or Dry Clean
The following major retailers are cooperating with
CPSC and agreed to participate in this recall:
Abraham & Strauss Basement
Ames Ladies Wear
Bealls Outlet Stores
Burlington Coat Factory
Numerous other retailers will also be participating in this recall.
CPSC found the following brand names on the labels of the skirts that failed the
2 Kool Look
Casual Designs by RAVIA
F b i
Founded 1976 D II K by K.V. M.
Steed Import Inc.
Other brand names may also be involved in this recall. Consumers who have questions about
the recall can call the CPSC toll-free hotline at (800) 638-CPSC (2772).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.