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Safety Alert

Nordstrom Recalls Open Vest Sweaters Due to Burn Hazard; Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

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: Open Vest Sweaters by Leith

Hazard: The sweaters fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel, posing a burn injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 anytime, or online at www.nordstrom.com and click on "Recall" for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at contact@nordstrom.com.

Units: About 2,030

Description: This recall involves Leith brand women's textured open vest sleeveless sweaters. The sweaters are 35 ½ inches long. They were sold in black and cream, and in sizes extra small – XS, small – S, medium – M, large – L and extra large – XL. Care labels sewn into the garments read, "Leith," "Made in China," "83% cotton" and "17% nylon."

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop wearing the recalled sweaters and contact Nordstrom to return them for a full refund.

Sold at: Nordstrom stores nationwide and online at Nordstrom.com from August 2014 through September 2014 for about $70.

Importer: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Manufactured in: China