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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 1996

Release # 96-067
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Kmart Corporation Announce Shirt Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Kmart Corporation of Troy, Mich., is recalling 11,756 men's cotton fleece shirts. The shirts violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act and pose a serious risk of burn injuries.

The men's long sleeve, button-down, 100 percent cotton shirts were available in four colors, burgundy, hunter green, dark blue and gray; and four sizes, small, medium, large, and extra-large. The shirts, which were made in Korea, have "RN 42000" and "NORTHWEST TERRITORY" printed on sewn-in labels at the neck. The shirts' hang tags read, "Rugged Sportswear ... Northwest Territory," along with style number 8025, item number 8311, and the size. Kmart stores sold the shirts nationwide from September to December 1995 for $19.99 each.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing these shirts and return them to any Kmart store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Kmart store.

Kmart learned of the shirts' flammability from a customer and reported to CPSC following their laboratory testing.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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