CONTACT: Jane Francis March 24, 1997
Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman Announces Recall of Flammable Bathrobes

Neiman Marcus of Dallas, Texas, and Bergdorf Goodman of New York, N.Y., are recalling over 6,500 cotton terry cloth bathrobes for men and women made by EGERIA International. The fabric, which fails to meet federal mandatory standards of fabric flammability, may ignite readily and presents 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 robes have a label at the neckline that reads, "Made expressly for Bergdorf Goodman by EGERIA," "EGERIA International," or "The DREAM Robe made by EGERIA expressly for Neiman Marcus." The men's and women's bathrobes are 100% cotton terry cloth, which feels heavy and soft. The robes come in kimono (no collar) and shawl collar styles in both short and long lengths. The robes come in a variety of colors, including black, navy, wine, teal, pink, yellow, light blue, white, and off-white. Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores nationwide sold these bathrobes from December 1988 through February 1997 for about $220 to $330.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing these EGERIA bathrobes and return them to any Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman store for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Neiman Marcus at (800) 685-6695 or Bergdorf Goodman at (800) 218-4918.