JS Collection Beaded Blouse

Description of Garment:

 Black Blouse w/ Beige Lining

Manufacturer: JS Collection

RN#: Not Available

Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only

Problem: When this blouse was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the beaded trimming completely dissolved.

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

Recommendation: If the above-mentioned damage occurs during the drycleaning process, this blouses 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 its acceptance for processing. 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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