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Carhartt Recall

Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Danielle Coppersmith
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We here at MITA have been informed that Carhartt, Inc. of Dearborn, Mich., is informing its customers that it has voluntarily recalled nine flame-resistant (FR) sweatshirt styles with durable water repellent finish (DWR) that it manufactured in 2014 and afterward. "Test results indicate inconsistencies in the performance ratings of these industrial garments, and some of the garments may not currently meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E," the announcement stated.

Carhartt reported it has not received any reports of injuries or failures of the product but is asking for all affected garments to be returned. Customers should contact Carhartt Customer Service at 888-894-7601 to return the product and obtain a refund.

"Carhartt takes seriously the safety of our hard-working customers. Because some of the affected garments may not currently meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E and do not meet Carhartt's high quality standards, we are asking all customers to return the affected product," said Linda Hubbard, Carhartt's president and chief operating officer. "We're committed to continuous improvement in our products and processes and will continue to work to meet and exceed industry standards."

The affected products by style number are:

100647 FR Thermal-lined Full-Zip Sweatshirt
101203 Flame-Resistant Heavyweight Klondike Sweatshirt
101247 FR Klondike Sweatshirt
101700 Flame Resistant Striped Klondike Sweatshirt
101702 Flame-Resistant Thermal Lined Sweatshirt
101951 Flame-Resistant Klondike Hood
FRK006 Flame-Resistant Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt
FRK007 Flame-Resistant Heavyweight Zip-Front Hooded Sweatshirt
FRK127 FR Crewneck Pullover Sweatshirt

No other Carhartt products are affected.

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