Elie Tahari Coat

Description of Garment:

 White Coat w/ Black Faux Leather Trimming

Manufacturer: Elie Tahari

RN#: 38843

Care Label Instructions: " Dry Clean Only"

Problem: When drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent, the black dyestuffs from the faux leather trim became fugitive and transferred onto the white portion of the coat. This caused discolorations that could not be corrected.

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. Because of the solvent- soluble nature of the black dyestuffs, this coat proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with it's care label instructions.

Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this coat is drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. While we don't have any data concerning the serviceability of this coat in alternate solvents, we are of the opinion that this coat may fail in any solvent type.

Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this coat, we suggest that a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to it's acceptance for pocessing.

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. 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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