Versus by Versace Shirt
Posted on Friday, May 16th
Description of Garment:
Black Shirt w/ Faux Leather Trim
Manufacturer: Versus by Versace
RN#: Not available
Care Label Instructions: "Machine wash warm, tumble dry low" or " Dryclean"
Problem: This shirt is trimmed with a faux leather fabric that contains a resinous coating. The resinous coating partially dissolved when this shirt was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, causing the coating to peel from the fabric.
Responsibility: The manufacturer. This garment failed when drycleaned according to the care label instructions. This is due to the solubility of the resinous coating in standard drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene).
Recommendation : If the above-mentioned damage occurs when this shirt is processed in accordance with the care label instructions, it should be returned to it's 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 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 shirt in alternate solvents or when wetcleaned.
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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