MAKERS RECALL ITEMS FAILING CPSC CODES
WASHINGTON — Shipments of sweatshirts and pullover jackets have been recalled by their manufacturers in separate cases in which the Consumer Product Safety Commission deemed the garments in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
A shipment of 18,300 women’s sweatshirts was produced by Zig Zag Inc., Hoboken, N.J., and sold for $10 under the Red Cabin label to Dots, a chain of retail stores in the Midwest and East Coast.
The second recall involved 347 hooded, reverse-fleece, pullover jackets produced by O’Neill Sportswear, which is a division of La Jolla Sports USA, Irvine, Calif.
The jackets were sold in various ski and sports shops for $56.
The CPSC learned of the Zig Zag sweatshirts from a consumer whose sweatshirt caught on fire. The consumer was not injured, an agency spokeswoman said.
The jackets came to the CPSC’s attention from the Canadian government, which detected the garment’s flammability via random testing. Both garments were deemed to burn faster than newspaper. — Fairchild News Service