Tommy Bahama Shirt
Posted on Friday, August 21st
Description of Garment:
Black Silk Shirt
Manufacturer: Tommy Bahama
Care Label Instructions: "For best results, Drylean"
Problem: An uneven fading of the dyestuffs occurred when this shirt was drycleaned in perchloroethylene.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The dyestuffs "broke away" from the fabric due to the incomplete penetration of the fibers. This condition is known as "dye crocking".
Recommendation: If this garment fails when drycleaned or laundered as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this shirt, the customer should be advised of the possible processing problems. A signed release of liability should be obtained prior to its acceptance for wetcleaning or drycleaning. Since this condition is usually not related to any solvent type, it is our opinion that this fabric may crock in water, as well as in any variety of drycleaning solvent.
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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