December 8, 1997
Release # 98-036
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Guess? Inc. Announce Recall of Reverse
Fleece Women's Jackets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), Guess? Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling
about 2,300 Guess Jeans Women's Jackets. The reverse fleece jackets failed the federal
mandatory standards for fabric flammability. These jackets could ignite easily and present
a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. Fabrics
that do not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper.
CPSC and Guess? Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these jackets. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Only the "Heather Charcoal" color of this jacket's fabric is involved in the
recall. The fabric is a cotton-polyester blend material with a raised fiber surface. Its
fleecy texture closely resembles that of an inside-out sweatshirt. This fabric is often
called Sherpa. The jackets are labeled in part, "Guess jeans," "COLOR:
HTCL," "CUT 03500", "An American Tradition," "MADE IN
USA," and "STYLE 57 809T18." The jacket is button front, long-sleeved, with
two welt pockets and yoke.
Guess? Inc., and other clothing stores nationwide sold the jackets from August 1997
through October 1997 for about $88.
Consumers should immediately stop wearing these jackets and return them to the store where
purchased for a refund. For more information about this recall, call Guess? Inc. at (800)
347-1466 between 7:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or write to the company
at 1444 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021.
CPSC learned of the problem through the agency's ongoing garment flammability testing.
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