The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published information last Wednesday, of the recall of 20,000 "Ivanka Trump" scarves due to them being flammable.
"The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk," the safety commission posted on the recall announcement. It advised that "consumers should 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."
The scarves are sold at Century 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart retail stores. It is also sold online at amazon.com and loehmanns.com from October 2014 through January 2016.
“We’re 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,” a representative for the Ivanka Trump collection announced in a statement: “We’re committed to providing our audience of millennial working women with accessibly priced, quality products that suit their needs and look great. We’re seeing to it that this issue is fixed immediately.”
The two styles of the collection that are affected are Beach Wave, in blue, coral and yellow; and Brushstroke Oblong, in blue, red, neutral and green. Both designs are emblazoned with a black label with silver embroidery spelling out "Ivanka Trump".
The scarves were manufactured in China. Ivanka Trump's father, Donald Trump who is running to be the Republican Presidential standard bearer has often railed against American jobs moving overseas. He has also stated that if elected he will levy a 45% tariff on Chinese imports. He has even branded the government in Beijing as a “a currency manipulator on Day One”.
The Billionaire has also been criticized for having his own line of men's clothing manufactured in countries that have low wages- this of course includes China.