Posted on Friday, June 15th
Description of Garment:
Manufacturer: Krome Class
RN#: Not available
Care Label Instructions: "Machine Wash Warm, Dry Low Temperature" or Dryclean
Problem: When these jeans were drycleaned in perchloroethylene, dye crocking occurred in various areas throughout the fabric.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The dyestuffs "broke away" from the fabric due to the incomplete penetration of the fibers. The fading was more pronounced in the areas of the garment that receive abrasion (the seat and thigh areas), flexing (faded horizontal lines originating from the seamed areas or bending (faded horizontal lines in the knee areas).
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 these jeans, we suggest that a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to its acceptance for processing. Since this condition is not related to any solvent type, it is our opinion that this fabric will 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 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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