Brooks Brothers Sport Jacket

Description of Garment:

 Blue Sport Jacket

Manufacturer: Brooks Brothers

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only

Problem: The fabric contains short staple wool, silk and linen fibers that are loosely spun into a yarn. Since the resulting yarn construction lacks tensile strength, the normal friction and abrasion encountered during wear, as well as the mechanical action produced during the drycleaning process, caused the fabric to become fuzzy and develop pills.

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. Since this fabric contains yarns that lack integrity, the garment failed when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions.

Recommendation: If this sport jacket fails when drycleaned as instructed by the care label, it should be returned to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.

Drycleaner: Explain the potential serviceability issues to the customer. Since this garment may prove to be unserviceable when drycleaned, 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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