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.
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