Roughly 20,000 Ivanka Trump brand scarves have been recalled for not meeting US federal flammability standards. To put it plainly, you don't want to smoke while wearing these Chinese-made neck-blankets if you value the way your face currently looks. The trouble with these scarves is that they're made from 100 per cent rayon, a highly flammable material that can catch fire more easily than newspaper. The CPSC wouldn't tell us the precise results from its testing, but the US federal minimum for a scarf like this is reportedly 3.5 seconds. Presumably these things burnt up faster than that when exposed to a flame.
No one has been reported injured from the scarves. The flammable scarf recall involves two styles: the Beach Wave (blue, coral and yellow) and the Brushstroke Oblong (blue, red and green). A red, white and blue Make America Great Again scarf was notably absent from the list.
The scarves were sold at Century 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Stein Mart, as well as online at Amazon and Loehmanns. Anyone who has purchased an Ivanka scarf is advised to return the scarf for a full refund.
A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump collection sent us this statement:
We're disappointed to learn of the need for Global Brands Group, our licence partner, to recall two styles of Ivanka Trump scarves, but we are relieved that immediate action is being taken. 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.
Top: Ivanka Trump, founder and CEO of the Ivanka Trump Collection, and one of her flammable scarves (Associated Press and CPSC)