Posted on Friday, July 4th
Description of Garment:
RN#: Not available
Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only
Problem: This fabric contains spandex. When this blouse was drycleaned as instructed by the care label, relaxation shrinkage took place.
Responsibility: The manufacturer. Fabrics that contain spandex are often unintentionally over-stretched during the weaving process. Because of this, the fabric often returns to its pre-stretched dimensions when drycleaned for the first time. This is known as relaxation shrinkage.
Recommendation: If shrinkage occurs when this blouse is drycleaned, 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 garment may prove to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions, we suggest that a signed release of liability 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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