La Roc Blouse

Description of Garment:

 Multi-Colored Blouse w/ Beaded Trimming

Manufacturer: La Roc

RN#: 65199

Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only

Problem: The beaded trimming contains a plastic resin that dissolved in standard drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene).

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This blouse failed when drycleaned according to the care label instructions. This was due to the solubility (in perchloroethylene) of the beaded trimming.

Recommendation: If this blouse fails when drycleaned according to 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 blouse 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 garment 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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