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June 5, 2000

Jordache Ltd. Recalls Flammable Sweatshirts

Jordache sweatshirt recalledNew 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 been reported.

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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