Recall: Women’s overhead and zip-up sweaters
On 2017-04-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Women’s overhead and zip-up sweaters due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2016 for about $60.
About 400 units are involved in this FatFace women’s overhead and zip-up sweaters recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 170 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The recalled women's sweaters fail to meet federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two styles of FatFace women's sweaters: overhead Cowes (style number 918043) and zip-up (style number 918041). The style numbers are printed on a care label on the inside seam of the sweaters.
The Overhead Cowes sweater is 97 percent cotton and 3 percent polyester sold in ivory. This sweater has a 3.5 inch cowl or funnel neckline that can be tightened or loosened by the drawstring located at the center front of the neckline. These sweaters also have a kangaroo-style pocket located at the bottom front of the sweater.
The zip-up sweater is 97 percent cotton and 3 percent polyester with a Yarmouth textured zip-up sweater. It sold in ivory, ocean surf (green) and lilac ice (lavender) colors. The sweater has a hood that can be tightened and loosened with a drawstring. The sweater has a silver metal zipper extending from the neckline to the bottom of the sweaters with two pockets on each side of the zipper.
These items were sold new+ at FatFace stores in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and online at www.fatface.com from September 2016 through January 2017 for about $60.
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 immediately stop using the recalled sweaters and contact the firm for instructions on returning the sweaters for a $75 refund.
FatFace at 800-585-0178 from 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Saturday and 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Product Recall" as the email subject or online at http://us.fatface.com and click on the "Important Notice" tab for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a burn injury.
+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 CPSC.gov.
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