James Perse Recalls Jackets Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 17, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Men’s and Women’s Jackets

Units: About 6,700 units

Importer: New Live, Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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.

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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jackets and return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact James Perse toll free at (800) 430-8559 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at

Picture of recalled men’s corduroy jacket

Men’s Corduroy Jacket

Picture of recalled women’s hooded fleece jacket

Women’s Hooded Fleece Jacket

Picture of recalled women’s belted wrap jacket

Women’s Belted Wrap Jacket

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