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Recall: Men's Fleece Sherpa Shirts


On 2011-01-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Men's Fleece Sherpa Shirts due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2003 for about $45.

About 20,000 units are involved in this Foria International fleece recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Clothing (Adults) category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 500,000 product units.

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Men's Fleece Sherpa Shirts
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 999-6568

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What is the problem?

The shirts fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled men's pullover Sherpa shirts have a four-snap placket and long sleeves with rib-knit cuffs. The shirts are made from 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester blend brushed Sherpa fleece in olive and burgundy. A "Norm Thompson" woven label is located at the center back neckline of the garments.

These items were sold new+ at Norm Thompson catalogs and website and at Norm Thompson Stores in Lake Oswego, Lincoln City, Troutdale, Portland, and Portland Airport, all in Oregon; and in North Conway, N.H. and Kearneysville, W.V. from September 2003 through November 2009 for about $45.00.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the recalled shirts immediately and contact Foria International for information on returning the shirts for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Foria International toll free at (888)999-6568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm received two reports from consumers stating that the shirts quickly caught on fire. No injuries were reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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