Ivanka Trump's Made-in-China Scarves Recalled Over "Burn Risk"
Apparenlty consumers aren't so into flammable accessories.
What's another PR scandal for the Trump empire?
The latest headline involves eldest Trump daughter Ivanka, whose scarves have been recalled by Global Brands Group Accessories, a Trump licensee, for violating the federal flammability standard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly 20,000 scarves sold between October 2014 and January 2016 at retailers including Lord & Taylor, Amazon, TJ Maxx and Century 21 pose a "burn risk" to consumers. The scarves, which are 100 percent rayon, can now be returned for a full refund. Original retail price for the two styles involved — the Beach Wave and Brushstroke Oblong — falls between $12 and $68.
Of the many scandalous headlines baring the name "Trump," a generous handful have been related to both Donald and Ivanka's fashion lines. Specifically, the pair have been criticized because a majority of their products are manufactured outside of the U.S. Of the 838 products under Ivanka's line, none are made exclusively in America, according to Harvard professor Robert Lawrence. Most are imported, with 354 being produced in China.
Donald has openly admitted that his neckties are made in China. However, the Republican candidate used this fact to make the point that "it's very hard to have apparel made in this country," implying that his reforms — including a tariff as high as 35-45 percent on apparel coming from China and Mexico — would encourage more production on U.S. soil.
Speaking of Mexico, you may also recall Donald's drama with Macy's over his controversial comments regarding Mexican immigrants, another of the magnate/politician's retail offenses. In July, Macy's officially severed ties with Donald and phased out his merchandise from shelves. Ivanka's line, however, continues to be sold at the department store.