WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump, whose real estate mogul father Donald is running for president, has had two styles from her signature line of scarves recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The 20,000 scarves were voluntarily recalled by one of Trump’s licensees, New York-based GBG Accessories Group, due to violation of the federal flammability standard, after the company entered into an agreement with the CPSC, the agency said Wednesday.
A CPSC spokeswoman said the agency’s enforcement division discovered the scarf online, purchased it and tested it. When it failed testing, the CPSC approached GBG to conduct the recall.
Two styles of Ivanka Trump-branded scarves were subject to the recall, including “Beach Wave,” which come in blue, coral and yellow, and “Brushstroke Oblong,” which comes in blue, red, neutral and green.
The scarves are rayon with a machine-rolled hem, bearing a black label with “Ivanka Trump” embroidered in silver sewn on the edge of the scarves, the CPSC said.
No injuries were reported.
The scarves, retailing for $12 to $68, were made in China and sold at such retailers as Lord & Taylor, Century 21, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart, as well as online at amazon.com and loehmanns.com from October 2014 through January 2016.
Consumers who purchased the scarves will receive a refund from the place they were purchased. Consumers who bought the scarves online will be contacted directly by online retailers with return instructions.
Imports and global trade have been at the center of a heated presidential campaign.
Donald Trump the current GOP front-runner for president, has railed against global trade with countries such as China and Mexico at the same time many of the products in his own signature suit and tie collection are reportedly being made by licensees there and other countries.
Trump has repeatedly blamed Mexico and China on the campaign trail for stealing U.S. jobs and creating a trade deficit with the U.S. He has also said he will slap tariffs on all imports from China and more recently said he will do the same to Mexico, if he is elected president.