Ed Hardy Sweater
Posted on Friday, May 9th
Description of Garment:
Hooded Sweater w/ Printed Design and Rhinestone Trimming
Manufacturer: Ed Hardy
Care Label Instructions: "Dryclean Only"
Problem: The pigment contained in the printed design partially dissolved when this sweater was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, causing the color to transfer onto the garment. The rhinestones were affixed to the sweater with an adhesive binder that was soluble in perchloroethylene. This resulted in the loss of the trimming when this garment was drycleaned.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. The pigment as well as the adhesive binder became soluble when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions
Recommendation: If this sweater fails when drycleaned according to the care label instructions, it should be returned to its place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
Drycleaner: Advise the customer that this sweater may fail when drycleaned as instructed by the care label. Because of the potential serviceability issue concerning this garment, we recommend that a signed release of liability be obtained prior to processing. We have no data as to the serviceability this sweater in other 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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