Men’s, Women’s Jackets Recalled for Flammability Standard Violations

About 6,700 <"">New Live Men’s and Women’s Jackets have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the Defective Products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a Recalled Product.

The recalled Men’s and Women’s Jackets were manufactured in China and imported by New Live, Los Angeles, California.

The recalled New Live Men’s and Women’s Jackets fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel, which poses a fire hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The men’s jacket is corduroy and is fully lined with Sherpa fleece. It has a five-button front closure, two side pockets, and two breast pockets. The style number is MV2156.

Two styles of women’s jackets are subject to this recall. One is a zip-front jacket with two pockets, a hood-lined with Sherpa fleece and a drawstring at the waist. The style number is WOY2443. The other is a belted, wrap jacket with a Sherpa fleece-lined collar. It has two side pockets and wide knit cuffs at the wrist. The style number is WOY2444.

Each jacket is made of 100 percent cotton and was manufactured in various colors. A label with the style number is located on the side seam of the inside of the jackets.

The recalled Men’s and Women’s Jackets were sold at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys of New York, and James Perse Boutiques from July 2010 to December 2010 for $225 to $350.

The CPSC is advising consumers to return the Recalled Products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. James Perse can be reached, toll free, at 1.800.430.8559 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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