May 17, 1999
Tie Rack Inc. Announces Recall of Scarves

Tie Rack Inc. (Tie Rack) and Tie Rack Stores Inc. (Knot Shop) of Ontario, Canada are voluntarily recalling about 1,170 sheer silk scarves. The scarves, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act. Fabrics that do not comply with the standard typically burn faster than newspaper.

The recalled sheer silk scarves, which measure 13 inches wide by 63 inches long, come in a variety of designs and colors. There are 21 multi-colored designs and 11 solid colors. Each scarf has a label that reads in part, "Art of Silk...Tie Rack...100% Silk...Made in China...RN 74611." Tie Rack and Knot Shop stores nationwide sold the scarves from September 1997 through October 1998 for between $20 and $25.

Consumers should stop wearing the scarves immediately and return them to the nearest Tie Rack or Knot Shop for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Tie Rack at (888) 867-6680 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.