November 6, 2000Fleece Sweatshirts Sold at Kmart
FL (SafetyAlerts) - Five-Y Clothing
Inc. said today it is recalling about 42,000 fleece sweatshirts. These garments, which
fail to meet the federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite easily
and present a serious risk of burn injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Five-Y Clothing are not aware of
any injuries involving these sweatshirts. This recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injuries.
The recalled ladies sweatshirts are made of a fleece fabric that closely resembles that of
an inside-outside sweatshirt. They are long- sleeved, pullover-style, gray, and 90 percent
cotton and 10 percent polyester. A label sewn into the neck of the sweatshirts reads in
part, "Route 66 Original Clothing," "MADE IN EL SALVADOR," and
Kmart stores nationwide exclusively sold the ladies sweatshirts from June 1999 through
March 2000 for about $9.
Consumers should immediately stop wearing the sweatshirts and contact Five-Y Clothing at
(888) 343-4838 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a refund.
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