Bebe 2pc Black & White Outfit
Posted on Friday, July 3rd
Description of Garment:
Black And White Two Piece Outfit
Care Label Instructions: " Dry Clean Only"
Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white portion of the top causing discolorations that cannot be corrected.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. Because of the solvent- soluble nature of the black dyestuffs, this outfit proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with it's care label instructions.
Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this garment is drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. We don't have any data concerning the serviceability of this outfit in alternate solvents.
Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this garment, we suggest that a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to it's 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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