Friday, January 27, 2023

Customs Announced 2023 Canada Textile and Apparel TPLs

Commodity: Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-made Fiber textile products, as provided for in Chapter 98, Sub-chapter XXIII, US Note 11 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States,

Read more HERE.

FTC Order Requires Pyrex Glass Manufacturer to Pay for Falsely Claiming Chinese Products Were Made in USA

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against Instant Brands, manufacturer of Pyrex-brand kitchen and home products, for falsely claiming that all its popular glass measuring cups were made in the United States during a time some measuring cups were imported from China. The FTC’s proposed order against Instant Brands would stop the company from making deceptive claims about products being “Made in USA” and require them to pay a monetary judgment.

Read more HERE

Properly Tied Recalls Children’s Lounge Pants Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards and Burn Hazard

This recall involves Properly Tied children’s lounge pants made of 100% cotton. The lounge pants were advertised as “LD Aspen Loungepant.” The lounge pants were available in sizes 2T through YXL and sold in the following print patterns: blaze, blue ridge, clay mountain and forest. “Properly Tied Pajama” and the size designation is printed on the internal waist band label. “Properly Tied, 100% Cotton and Made in China” is printed on the side seam label.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled children’s sleepwear away from children, stop using them and contact Properly Tied for instructions on how to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the lounge pants for a full refund. Properly Tied is contacting all known purchasers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Sweet Threads, Britches and Bows, May May’s, The Carousel, Bundle of Joy, Dragonflies, Tugboat and the Bird, Lora Belle Baby, Peach Tree Kids, Hannah B's and children’s product stores nationwide and online at www.properlytied.com from July 2020 through August 2022 for between $19 and $38.

Importer(s): Properly Tied LLC, of Oxford, Mississippi

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 23-106

More information and photos HERE.

Army and Air Force Trouser Contract Awarded

SNC Manufacturing LLC,** Orocovis, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $25,499,513 modification (P00015) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-21-D-1413) with four one-year option periods for various types of trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The ordering period end date is Jan. 31, 2024. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

*Small disadvantaged business in historically underutilized business zones

Friday, January 20, 2023

Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment Rucksack Set Contract Awarded

Federal Prison Industries,** doing business as UNICOR, Washington D.C., has been awarded a maximum $99,160,500 firm‐fixed‐price, indefinite‐delivery/indefinite‐quantity contract for the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment rucksack set. This is a three‐year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are North Carolina and South Carolina, with a Jan. 19, 2026, ordering period end date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2026 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1‐23‐D‐F004).

**Mandatory source

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Happy Year of the Rabbit

The Lunar New Year begins Sunday, January 22, 2023. Read moreHERE.

Children’s Pajama Sets Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards and Burn Hazard; Manufactured by Selfie Craft Company

This recall involves Selfie Craft Company children’s pajamas. The pajama sets are a two-piece long-sleeve shirt and pant pajama, made of 95% polyester and 5% elasthane with ribbed cuffed wrists and ankles. The pajamas were sold for ages 3 through 12 and in 26 designs: Birthday Boy, Birthday Boy (The Tot Exclusive), Birthday Girl, Birthday Girl (The Tot Exclusive), Cutesy Christmas, Dinosaur, Easter (The Tot Exclusive), Funny Bunny, Halloween (The Tot Exclusive), Hanukkah (The Tot Exclusive), Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Ice Kream Kitty, Kawaii, Let It Snow, Mermaid, Positivity Powers, Princess, Reindeer, Sleeping Sloth, Space Adventures, Superhero Comic, Trick Or Treat, Unicorn, Valentine’s Day and Yule-Icorn. The long-sleeve top has a black label located on the left side hem with “Selfie Craft Co,” the pajama’s size, material content, washing instructions, keep away from fire, batch number and either “Made in UK” or “Made in Bangladesh.” The pajamas were sold with seven permanent fabric pens inside a cardboard container with the label “Colour In Creative Craft Kit, Crafty Fun, British Design With Love.”

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajama sets away from children, stop using them and contact the Selfie Craft Company. Consumers are to destroy the recalled pajama sets by cutting them in half vertically and submitting a photo of the destroyed pajama set to Selfie Craft Company for a full refund. Selfie Craft Company is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Online at www.etsy.com, www.uncommongoods.com, www.macys.com, www.selfiecraft.co.uk, www.thetot.com and boutiques nationwide from November 2017 through June 2022 for about $39.

Manufacturer(s): Last Word Apparel LTD dba Selfie Craft Company, of United Kingdom

Manufactured In: United Kingdom and Bangladesh

Recall number: 23-097

More information and photos Children’s Pajama Sets Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards and Burn Hazard; Manufactured by Selfie Craft Company.