On the heels of being called out for copying by popular footwear brand, Aquazzura, Ivanka Trump’s brand is in the hot seat again – this time with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”). According to a recall effort issued on Wednesday by the CPSC – the governmental agency tasked with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products, including clothing – two styles of Ivanka Trump-brand scarves are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a "burn risk" to consumers.
The recall involves about 20,000 rayon scarves, which bear Made-in-China tags and cost between $12 to $68 and which consist of the following styles: “Beach Wave, in blue, coral and yellow; and Brushstroke Oblong, in blue, red, neutral and green.” They were offered for sale from October 2014 through January 2016 by Century 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart retail stores nationwide, and online at amazon.com and loehmanns.com.
A representative for the Ivanka Trump brand, which includes clothing, accessories and fragrances, said that it is disappointed for the need for a recall but revealed that action is being taken. "We're seeing to it that this issue is fixed immediately," a spokeswoman for the Ivanka Trump collection said by email. The CPSC warned consumers to “immediately stop using the recalled scarves and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the scarves online will be contacted directly by online retailers with return instructions.”
According to the Associated Press: Trump's father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has criticized companies that move manufacturing outside the U.S. and has threatened to impose steep tariffs on Chinese imports if elected. He has acknowledged, however, that some of his own products were made outside the U.S.