Albert Nipon Jacket
Posted on Friday, August 22nd
Description of Garment:
Jacket w/ Faux Leather Trim
Manufacturer: Albert Nipon
Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only
Problem: This jacket is trimmed with an imitation leather fabric. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the imitation leather trim peeled and became tacky.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. Because of the soluble nature of the faux leather fabric, this jacket failed when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions. We have no data as to the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvent types.
Recommendation: If this jacket fails when drycleaned, it should be returned to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Advise the customer that this jacket may fail when it is drycleaned as instructed by the care label. We suggest that a signed release of liability be obtained from the customer prior to the acceptance of this garment for processing.
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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