Zanetti White Linen Suit
Posted on Friday, July 11th
Description of Garment:
White Linen Suit
Care Label Instructions: " Professional Dryclean "
Problem: The pocket flaps (jacket and slacks) and the collar are backed with a faux leather fabric that contains vinyl. When this suit was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the plasticizing agents in the vinyl resin dissolved, causing the faux leather fabric to become stiff and brittle.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This suit proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions.
Recommendation: If this garment fails when drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. Although we have no data as to the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvents, imitation leather fabrics that contain vinyl can usually be drycleaned in either hydrocarbon or silicone based solvents.
Drycleaner: Since there may be an issue with the serviceability of this suit, a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to processing this garment in any solvent type.
The NCA's Garment Analysis Laboratory examines thousands of garments every year for serviceability and FTC care labeling accuracy. The featured garment is a recurring item received for evaluation and, in testing, has failed to meet minimum industry standards. We have included the name or trade name of the fabric, the manufacturer, the RN number, if available, and a brief description of the problem.
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