Recall: Sweat Shirt Recalled by Zip Zag


CONTACT: Media Relations

March 11, 1996

(301) 504-7908

Release # 96-076


CPSC And Zip Zag Announce Sweat Shirt Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zip Zag of Hoboken, N.J., is recalling approximately 18,300 women's cotton sweat shirts. The sweat shirts, which violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, burn faster than newspaper and pose a serious risk of burn injuries.

The women's long sleeve, 100 percent cotton, reverse fleece sweat shirts were available in six colors: grey, black, red, navy, cobalt, and wine. The sweat shirts have a crown and "#1 Strategy" on the front. Sewn-in labels on the neck of the sweat shirts read, "RED CABIN ... RN 65313 ... Made in Pakistan." The sweat shirts' hang tags read, "STYLE # 133033 ... RED CABIN." Dots retail stores in the East and Midwest sold the sweat shirts from July, 1995 to February, 1996 for $10.

Consumers should stop wearing these sweat shirts immediately and return them to any Dots store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call their local Dots store. Consumers can also mail the garment directly to Zip Zag Customer Service Center, Attention: Peter Luthria, 1422 Grand St., 3rd Floor, Hoboken, N.J. 07030. Zip Zag will send consumers a full refund, including postage costs.

CPSC learned of the flammability of the sweat shirts as a result of a consumer complaint.