June 5, 2000Jordache Ltd. Recalls Flammable
York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Jordache
Ltd. is voluntarily recalling about 5,400 FUBU brand sweatshirts because the sweatshirts,
which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite
easily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable
Fabrics Act. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fabrics that do
not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper. No injuries have
The sweatshirts are made of a fleece
fabric that closely resembles that of an inside-outside sweatshirt. They are long-sleeved,
pullover style with hoods. They are red, black or silver and are available in ladies sizes
extra-small, small, medium and large. The name "FUBU" appears in large lettering
across the chest, and a label sewn into the neck reads in part, "FUBU SPORTS,
90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester, Made in Peru." The recalled
sweatshirts are style FB-3855, which is written on sewn-in label
underneath the care label.
Major department and sporting good
stores nationwide, including Rich's, Lazarus, Goldsmith, Stern's and Athlete's Foot, sold
the sweatshirts between November 1999 and April 2000 for about $59.
Consumers should stop wearing the
sweatshirts immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For additional information about this recall, consumers should call Jordache Ltd. at (800)
655-3080 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers June 5, 2000.
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