Gianni Versace Pants
Posted on Friday, October 30th
Description of Garment:
Gray Slacks w/ Velour Design (From a Two Piece Suit)
Manufacturer: Gianni Versace
RN#: Not Available
Care Label Instructions: "Dryclean Only"
Problem: These slacks contain a flock velour design. When drycleaned in
perchloroethylene, the adhesive used in the flocking dissolved, causing the random loss of the velour design.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The manufacturer used an adhesive that was soluble in perchlorethylene. This caused the flock design to separate from the fabric when this suit was drycleaned according to the care label instructions.
Recommendation: If this suit fails when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Explain the potential serviceability issues to the customer. Since this suit
may prove to be unserviceable when processed by the care label instructions, a signed
release of liability should be obtained prior to acceptance. While we have no data as to
the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvents, the temperatures produced during
the reclamation process in any solvent type may also affect the adhesive binder.
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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