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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 1996

Release # 96-076
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Zip Zag Announce Sweat Shirt Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zip Zag of Hoboken, N.J., is recalling approximately 18,300 women's cotton sweat shirts. The sweat shirts, which violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, burn faster than newspaper and pose a serious risk of burn injuries.

The women's long sleeve, 100 percent cotton, reverse fleece sweat shirts were available in six colors: grey, black, red, navy, cobalt, and wine. The sweat shirts have a crown and "#1 Strategy" on the front. Sewn-in labels on the neck of the sweat shirts read, "RED CABIN ... RN 65313 ... Made in Pakistan." The sweat shirts' hang tags read, "STYLE # 133033 ... RED CABIN." Dots retail stores in the East and Midwest sold the sweat shirts from July, 1995 to February, 1996 for $10.

Consumers should stop wearing these sweat shirts immediately and return them to any Dots store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Dots store. Consumers can also mail the garment directly to Zip Zag Customer Service Center, Attention: Peter Luthria, 1422 Grand St., 3rd Floor, Hoboken, N.J. 07030. Zip Zag will send consumers a full refund, including postage costs.

CPSC learned of the flammability of the sweat shirts as a result of a consumer complaint.

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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