Escada Knitted Top
Posted on Friday, December 21st
Description of Garment:
Gray Knitted Top
Manufacturer: Escada Sport
Care Label Instructions: "Gentle wash in laundry bag, cold water,do not dryclean, do not tumble dry.
Problem: This top contained a powdered metallic coating that was affixed to the yarns with an adhesive binder. The adhesive binder dissolved when this top was laundered in accordance with the care label instructions, resulting in the partial loss of a the metallic coating.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This garment failed when laundered according to the care label instructions due to the solubility of the adhesive binder.
Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this top is processed, it should be returned to it's place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner/ Wetcleaner: 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 its 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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