CPSC and Victoria’s Secret Direct Announce Recall of Silk Kimono Tops that Pose Burn Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Victoria’s Secret Direct, of Columbus, Ohio, have announced the voluntary recall of some 500 Silk Kimono Tops manufactured in the United States by Single of Los Angeles, California. Consumers should stop using the product immediately.

Of the 500 units manufactured by Single, 57 were sold to consumers by Victoria’s Secret Direct. No incidents have been reported to date.

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.

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.

The recalled items were sold through 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.

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.

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.

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