On Wednesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that 20,000 Ivanka Trump scarves were being recalled for posing a "burn risk" to consumers. Per WWD, the rayon scarves, which were made in China, were purchased online by the CPSC's enforcement division and failed testing for flammability. GBG Accessories Group, a Trump licensee, voluntarily recalled the two styles ("Beach Wave" and "Brushstroke Oblong"), which were sold at various retailers including TJ Maxx and Century21, from October 2014 to January 2016.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of Donald Trump's stance on manufacturing products outside of the U.S. — but just in case, here's a refresher. Back in January, Trump told the editorial board of New York Times that he would support a 45% tax on Chinese exports to the U.S., only to later claim to have been misquoted during a Republican presidential debate ("It’s the New York Times, they are always wrong."). He wasn't.
As critics have pointed out, several of Trump's products are made in China. And by the looks of it, the apple has not fallen far from the tree, as Ivanka's products weren't found to be made exclusively in the U.S. by Robert Lawrence just this March. Lawrence, who served on President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, found that 354 of 838 listed Ivanka products were made in China and that 628 items were imported.
Consumers who bought Ivanka Trump scarves can return them for a full refund.