Anne Klein Dress

Description of Garment:

 Black, Blue and White Dress

Manufacturer: Anne Klein

RN#: 54050

Care Label Instructions: " Dry Clean"

Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, both the black and blue dyestuffs became fugitive and migrated onto the white portion of the dress, causing discolorations that cannot be corrected.

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

Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this dress 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 dress in alternate solvents, we are of the opinion that there is a possibility that this dress may fail in any solvent type.

Drycleaner: Since there may be a potential serviceability issue concerning this dress, we suggest that a signed release of liability 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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