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
WASHINGTON, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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