Around 20,800 men’s fleece Sherpa Shirts were recalled due to their fail to meet the federal flammability standard and potentially cause a burn injury to the wearer. So far, two cases of shirts catching on fire have been reported, without any injuries. They were imported by Foria International Inc, of City of Industry in California.
The men’s pullover Sherpa shirts have long sleeves, a four-snap placket and rib-knit cuffs. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they are composed of 80% cotton and 20% polyester blend Sherpa fleece in shades of olive and burgandy. The woven label “Norm Thompson” is on the center back neckline.
The fleece shirts, manufactured in India, were sold in Norm Thompson catalogs along with online at Norm Thomson Stores in Lake Oswego, Lincoln City, Troutdale, and Portland Airport in Oregon, as well as in West Virginia to Kearneysville, and North Conway, New Hampshire. They were sold from September 2003 to November 2009 for around $45. Customers are asked to stop wearing the shirts and reach Foria International for information regarding returning any shirts you may posses for a full refund. Foria International can be contacted for more information at 1-888-999-6568 from 8-5 or online at www.foria.com.
As a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles, I hope no one is hurt due to the unsafe shirts. If you or a loved one are harmed by a dangerous product, reach a knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who can help assess your case.