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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 1999

Release # 99-111b
CONTACT: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

Tie Rack Inc Announces Recall of Silk Scarves

Tie Rack Inc Announces Recall of Silk ScarvesWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - Tie Rack Inc. (Tie Rack) and Tie Rack Stores Inc. (Knot Shop) of Ontario, Canada are voluntarily recalling about 1,170 sheer silk scarves. The scarves, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily 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.

The recalled sheer silk scarves, which measure 13 inches wide by 63 inches long, come in a variety of designs and colors. There are 21 multi-colored designs and 11 solid colors. Each scarf has a label that reads in part, "Art of Silk...Tie Rack...100% Silk...Made in China...RN 74611." Tie Rack and Knot Shop stores nationwide sold the scarves from September 1997 through October 1998 for between $20 and $25.

Consumers should stop wearing the scarves immediately and return them to the nearest Tie Rack or Knot Shop for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Tie Rack at (888) 867-6680 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from 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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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