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Calif. firm recalls dresses sold at Macy's

Calif. firm recalls dresses sold at Macy's
Approximately 2,100 dresses like this one, which were exclusively sold at Macy's stores nationwide, are being recalled because they fail to meet federal flammability standards.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
June 29, 2011, 9:34am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Women's dresses

Units: About 2,100

Importer: Topson Downs of California, of Culver City, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The dress is a Bar III brand dress, and is fully lined with a sheer rayon outer layer. There is a white label with "Bar III" written in black on the inside back of the dress. The dress has a checkered, multi-colored, and black pattern called "Mint Chili Combo" and was sold in five adult sizes, ranging from extra small to extra large.

Sold exclusively at: Impulse Department of Macy's stores nationwide and on from March 2011 through May 2011 for about $60.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dresses and return them to any Macy's for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Macy's toll-free at (888) 257-5949 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET or visit the Macy's website at or contact Topson Downs at (800) 241-2975 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT or via email at


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to

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