Nautica Sports Jacket

Description of Garment:

 Beige Sport Jacket

Manufacturer: Nautica

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: "Dryclean Only"

Problem: The breast pocket is backed with a fusible interfacing. When this sport jacket was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the adhesive binder dissolved and migrated onto the surface of the fabric, causing discolorations that cannot be corrected.

Responsibility: The manufacturer. The adhesive binder became soluble in standard drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene) and was affected by the temperatures generated during the reclamation cycle.

Recommendation: If this garment proves to be unserviceable when processed in accordance with the care label instructions, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.

Drycleaner: Explain to the customer that there may be potential serviceability issues concerning this garment. Because of this, a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to its acceptance for processing. Although we have no data as to the serviceability of this garment in alternative solvents, the heat generated during the reclamation process in any solvent type may also affect the serviceability of the adhesive binder.

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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