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  • Betsey Johnson

    Description of Garment: Brown Dress w/ Flock Velvet Applique´ Manufacturer: Betsey Johnson RN#: 77751 Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: This dress contains a flock velvet design. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the adhesive used in the flocking dissolved, causing the random loss of the velour applique´. Responsibility: The manufacturer. The manufacturer used an adhesive that [...]

  • Bernardo Jacket

    Description of Garment: Linen Jacket w/ Metallic Coating Manufacturer: Bernardo RN#: Not Available Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: This jacket contained a powdered metallic coating that was affixed to the fabric with an adhesive binder. The adhesive binder dissolved when this jacket was drycleaned in perchloroethylene, causing a loss of the metallic coating. Responsibility: [...]

  • Bebe Dress

    Description of Garment: Brown Printed Dress Manufacturer: Bebe RN#: 86017 Care Label Instructions: “Dryclean Only” Problem: The brown dyestuffs faded when this dress was drycleaned in perchloroethylene Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. This dress proved to be unserviceable when drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions due to the solvent-soluble nature (in perchloroethylene) of the brown [...]

  • Bebe 2pc Black & White Outfit

    Description of Garment: Black And White Two Piece Outfit Manufacturer: Bebe RN#: 86017 Care Label Instructions: ” Dry Clean Only” Problem: When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white portion of the top causing discolorations that cannot be corrected. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the solvent- soluble nature of [...]

  • BCBG Max Azaria Dress

    Description of Garment: White Dress Manufacturer: BCBG Maxazria RN#: 93243 Care Label Instructions: “Hand Wash, For Best Results, Dryclean” Problem: This dress is trimmed with fabric squares that matched the shell. The trimming lost brightness when drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent, while the shell was not affected. Responsibility: The manufacturer. The trimming (only) contained a fluorescent [...]

  • BCBG Max Azria Dress

    Description of Garment: Black And White Dress Manufacturer: BCBG Maxazria RN#: 80734 Care Label Instructions: ” Dry Clean Only” Problem: When this dress was drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent, the black dyestuffs became fugitive and transferred onto the white portion of the dress causing discolorations that cannot be corrected. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the solvent-soluble [...]

  • BCBG Max Azria Dress

    Description of Garment: Black Dress w/ Sequins and Pailettes Manufacturer: BCBG Maxazria RN#: 80734 Care Label Instructions: Dryclean Only Problem: A portion of the ornamental trimming contains a plastic resin that is soluble in standard drycleaning solvent perchloroethylene. When drycleaned, the solvent-soluble trimming either completely or partially dissolved. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. This dress failed when [...]

  • Banana Republic Blouse

    Description of Garment: Brown Printed Blouse Manufacturer: Banana Republic RN#: 54023 Care Label Instructions: “Dryclean Only” Problem: When drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent, the print “crocked” in random areas throughout the blouse. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. The dyestuffs “broke away” from the fabric due to the incomplete penetration of the fibers. The fading was more pronounced in [...]

  • Bally Shearling Coat

    Description of Garment: Tan Shearling Jacket Manufacturer: Bally RN#: Not available Care Label Instructions: “Professionally Leather Clean” Problem: An adhesive binder was used in the fabrication of this jacket. When drycleaned in hydrocarbon solvent , the adhesive binder dissolved and migrated onto the surface of the hides in the stitched and seamed areas, causing discolorations [...]

  • Baby Noiz

    Description of Garment: White Down Jacket Manufacturer: Baby Noiz RN#: 98018 Care Label Instructions: “Dryclean Only” Problem: The shell of this jacket contains a polyurethane coating. When this jacket was drycleaned in accordance with the care label instructions (in hydrocarbon solvent), the coating dissolved, causing the discoloration of the shell. Responsibility: The manufacturer’s. Because of the [...]