Bally Shearling Coat

Description of Garment:

 Tan Shearling Jacket

Manufacturer: Bally

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: "Professionally Leather Clean"

Problem: An adhesive binder was used in the fabrication of this jacket. When drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent , the adhesive binder dissolved and migrated onto the surface of the hides in the stitched and seamed areas, causing discolorations that cannot be corrected.

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

Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this jacket 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 garment in alternate solvents, we are of the opinion that it may fail in any solvent type.

Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this jacket, we suggest that a signed release of liability be obtained prior to its acceptance 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. 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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