WASHINGTON--Thirteen months after banning some Indian chiffon skirts from the U.S. on grounds that they violated federal flammability laws, the Consumer Product Safety Commission today is slated to announce the recall of hundreds of thousands of chiffon scarves from India for the same reason.
About 1,900 retailers will be affected by the latest recall, said Myron Meche, a legislative representative with the National Retail Federation and the NRF's liaison to the CPSC.
Like the skirts banned last year, the scarves reportedly violate flammability laws by quickly igniting and burning faster than paper. According to a CPSC announcement, this will be the agency's largest clothing recall ever, encompassing "hundreds of thousands of flammable garments."
The fiber content of the scarves in question could not be learned Tuesday. The recalled skirts were made of rayon or rayon-blend chiffon.
The CPSC did not return telephone calls seeking comment Tuesday.

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