Akedemiks Down Coat

Description of Garment:

 Beige Down Coat

Manufacturer: akdmks (Akedemiks)

RN#: Not available

Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only

Problem: This coat contains a polyester shell that is backed with a resinous coating that imparts water repellency to the garment. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the coating partially dissolved, resulting in the discoloration of the shell.

Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This coat cannot be drycleaned as instructed by the care label due to the solubility of the coating in standard drycleaning solvent.

Recommendation: If this coat fails during the drycleaning process, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or credit.

Drycleaner: Advise the customer that this coat may fail when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions. Because of the potential serviceability problems, a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to accepting this coat for processing. We have no data as to the serviceability of this coat in alternate solvent types.

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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