Recall: Men's Sherpa Shirts Recalled by Foria International Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2011
Release #11-090
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 999-6568
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Men's Sherpa Shirts Recalled by Foria International Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Men's Fleece Sherpa Shirts

Units: About 20,800 units

Importer: Foria International Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received two reports from consumers stating that the shirts quickly caught on fire. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled men's pullover Sherpa shirts have a four-snap placket and long sleeves with rib-knit cuffs. The shirts are made from 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester blend brushed Sherpa fleece in olive and burgundy. A "Norm Thompson" woven label is located at the center back neckline of the garments.

Sold at: Norm Thompson catalogs and website and at Norm Thompson Stores in Lake Oswego, Lincoln City, Troutdale, Portland, and Portland Airport, all in Oregon; and in North Conway, N.H. and Kearneysville, W.V. from September 2003 through November 2009 for about $45.00.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled shirts immediately and contact Foria International for information on returning the shirts for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Foria International toll free at (888) 999-6568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.foria.com