Posted on Friday, October 12th
Description of Garment:
Manufacturer: Kay Unger
Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only
Problem: The weave of the fabric contains two shades of green yarns, giving the dress iridescent qualities. The darker colored yarns contain green dyestuffs that are soluble in water and (or) in stains containing water. When water-borne staining substances come into contact with the dark green dyestuffs, they migrate onto the lighter green yarns causing discolorations that cannot be corrected. These dyestuffs will also become fugitive when standard "wetside" stain removal procedures are used.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The use of water-soluble dyestuffs renders this dress unserviceable.
Recommendation: If this garment should fail, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Carefully inspect the dress for any signs of dye migration, especially in the collar and underarm areas. Since there may be an issue with the serviceability of this dress, the customer should be advised of the potential problem and a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to accepting it 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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