liz lang

Friday, June 1, 2007


Description of Garment:

 Black Faux Leather Skirt

Manufacturer: Liz Lange

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: Dry Cleaning Recommended

Problem: The fabric is contains a polyurethane coating that is meant to resemble leather. The coating partially dissolved when the skirt was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, causing the coating to peel and separate from the backing.

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This garment failed when drycleaned according to the care label instructions. This was due to the solubility of the resinous coating in standard drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene).

Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this skirt is drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions, it should be returned to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.

Drycleaner: Explain the potential serviceability issues to the customer. Since this garment may prove to be unserviceable when processed by the care label instructions, a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to acceptance. We have no data as to the serviceability of this skirt in alternate solvents..

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 and, in testing, has failed to meet minimum industry standards. 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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