November 19, 2002Target Has Recalled Men's
- Target has recalled about 6,000 men's hooded, zip-up sweatshirts. Trends
Clothing Corp., of Miami, Fla., manufactured the sweatshirts. The fleece
fabric on the inside of these sweatshirts fails to meet federal mandatory
standards of fabric flammability because it can ignite readily if exposed to
flame, and therefore presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation
of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
CPSC and Target are not aware of any injuries involving these sweatshirts.
This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recall involves Physical Science-brand, heather-gray, hooded sweatshirts
with a full-zippered front and "P87" embroidered on the left chest. The
sweatshirts come in sizes small through XXL, and have two sewn-in labels:
one reads "PHYS.SCI" and the other reads "65% COTTON," "35% POLYESTER," "RN
17730," MADE IN CHINA" and "SEE REVERSE FOR CARE."
Target Stores nationwide sold the sweatshirts from August 2002 through
September 2002 for about $25.
Consumers should immediately stop wearing these sweatshirts and return them
to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information
about this recall, consumers can call Target at (800) 440-0680. This recall
does not include any other "PHYS.SCI" brand garments.