November 19, 2002
Target Corp. Announces Recall of Men's Sweatshirts
Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 men's
hooded, zip-up sweatshirts. Trends Clothing Corp., of Miami, Fla., manufactured
the sweatshirts. The fleece fabric on the inside of these sweatshirts fails to
meet federal mandatory standards of fabric flammability because it can ignite
readily if exposed to flame, and therefore presents a serious risk of burn
injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
The recall involves Physical Science-brand, heather-gray, hooded sweatshirts with a full-zippered front and "P87" embroidered on the left chest. The sweatshirts come in sizes small through XXL, and have two sewn-in labels: one reads "PHYS.SCI" and the other reads "65% COTTON," "35% POLYESTER," "RN 17730," MADE IN CHINA" and "SEE REVERSE FOR CARE." Target Stores nationwide sold the sweatshirts from August 2002 through September 2002 for about $25.
Consumers should immediately stop wearing these sweatshirts and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information about this recall, consumers can call Target at (800) 440-0680. This recall does not include any other "PHYS.SCI" brand garments.