KARIN STEVENS TO PAY PENALTY ON CARE LABELS
WASHINGTON — Karin Stevens Inc., a New York designer and importer of women’s dresses, has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it sold apparel with improper care labels, the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday.
An FTC complaint, filed Tuesday by the Justice Department in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleged that some Karin Stevens garments “were damaged when cleaned according to their recommended cleaning instructions” on the care label.
Specifically, the FTC said, “the company recommended on its care labels that the garments…be dry cleaned, but when the most common dry cleaning solvent was used, the beaded trim on the garments was damaged.”
Karin Stevens officials could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.