February 23, 2006

Victoria’s Secret Direct Announces Recall of Silk Kimono Tops

Name of Product: Silk Kimono Tops

Units: About 500 units were manufactured by Single with 57 sold to consumers by Victoria’s Secret Direct

Retailer: Victoria’s Secret Direct, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufacturer: Single, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The kimono tops are made of fabric that fails to meet mandatory standards of fabric flammability in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act. The sheer outer shell fabric of the kimono top can readily ignite and present a risk of burn injuries.

Description: The recall involves the Silk Kimono Top, sold as catalog/Web site item number 194-860. This is a two-piece garment with a kimono outer shell and an orange inner camisole. The outer shell’s sewn in label states the following: “Single, 100% Silk, RN 80763, Made In USA, Dry Clean Only.” A separate label shows the item number 194-860. The Silk Kimono Tops were sold in paisley print pattern with metallic threads.

Sold at: Victoria’s Secret Direct catalogs and Web site only from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $138. These garments were not sold at Victoria’s Secret stores.

Manufactured In: USA

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the garment immediately. Contact Victoria’s Secret Direct for information on returning the kimono top and to receive a refund and $50 gift card.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Victoria’s Secret Direct’s toll-free consumer hotline at (877) 260-8419 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.