Givenchy's $1,000+ Men's Silk Shirts Pose 'Burn Risk'

Givenchy has been forced to issue a recall and will give customers a full refund.
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One of the recalled shirts from Givenchy's spring collection. Photo: Imaxtree

One of the recalled shirts from Givenchy's spring collection. Photo: Imaxtree

For the second time this week, a brand has been forced to issue a recall over flammable apparel. On Tuesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall (first noticed by The Fashion Law) for three men's T-shirts from Givenchy's spring 2016 collection because they failed to meet federal flammability standards and pose the risk of burn injuries to its owners. The shirts, made entirely of silk, include a sheer black-and-white striped crew neck, a blue plaid V-neck shirt and a black shirt with imagery of Jesus Christ. 

There are reportedly about 60 units — as opposed to Ivanka Trump's 20,000 scarves, which were deemed flammable and recalled on Wednesday — that were available since February among Givenchy boutiques, as well as outside retailers like Maxfield, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. As of Friday morning, Barneys still has one of the "burn risk" shirts available for pre-order and Bergdorf Goodman has another style on back order; both are expected to ship in May. 

According to the CPSC, Givenchy will directly contact those who bought the shirts. The French label also advises that customers return the recalled items for a full refund, which range in price from $685 to $1,350.

(H/T The Fashion Law)

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