|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|January 3, 1985|
|Release # 85-001|
(Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Alexanders Inc.,New York, N.Y., today announced a voluntary recall of sweatshirts sold by the firm. Alexanders operates 15 retail department stores in the greater New York metropolitan area and has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who re- turn the sweatshirts to its stores.
Although this sweatshirt has not been involved in any incidents known to the Commission or to Alexanders, testing shows that it fails to meet the flammability requirement for general wearing apparel before and after washing.
The recalled sweatshirts were made in China of 100% Cotton with a neck label tag "Michael Richards". The sweatshirts were sold for $8.50 in Alexanders own stores from February 3, 1984 through June 11, 1984.
For further information, consumers may call Mr. Robert Ceber of Alexanders, Inc. at 212-560-2121.
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