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Ivanka Trump's Flammable Scarves and How to Buy Safe Products

April 12, 2016 | Hannah Abrams

Ivanka Trump learned the hard way that you have to do your homework when it comes to sourcing your products. 20,000 scarves from Donald Trump’s daughter’s fashion line have been recalled because they pose a “burn risk,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The 100 percent rayon scarves were made in China, and although there have been no injuries reported, they are being recalled because they did not meet federal flammability standards.

The recalled scarves from the Ivanka Trump Collection. (Image via The Washington Post)

The recalled scarves from the Ivanka Trump Collection. (Image via The Washington Post)

Both Donald and Ivanka Trump have had numerous products manufactured overseas, including Donald J. Trump suits and ties. It seems the duo should be more careful next time to ensure their products meet federal standards.

The scarves were sold in retail stores like Century 21 and Lord & Taylor, as well as online on Amazon and Loehmanns. The costly error obviously was a setback for the Ivanka Trump Collection. A statement from Tricia Whalen, a spokeswoman for the Ivanka Trump Collection, said the company was “disappointed to learn of the need for Global Brands Group, our license partner, to recall two styles of Ivanka Trump scarves, but we are relieved that immediate action is being taken.”

No response from Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group on the major error.

Anyone looking to add scarves or any clothing to their promotional product lineup should keep this warning in mind. The United States has very strict flammability regulations on materials used in clothing and other textiles, so make sure you know where your products are coming from, and that they meet these strict standards.

Or else, you could be looking at a revenue pit. For a variety of trusted sources of scarves, check out the extensive list here.

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