Larry Levine

Description of Garment:

 Black jacket w/ White Trimming

Manufacturer: Larry Levine for Dress Barn

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only

Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white trimming, causing discolorations that cannot be corrected.

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This jacket proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with its care label instructions.

Recommendation: If this garment fails when drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. We have no data as to the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvents.

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