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Burn Hazard Behind Life is Good Clothing Recall

The Life is Good Company has recalled women’s fleece sweatshirts and men’s fleece shorts that violate federal flammability standards and pose a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

“The recalled clothing fails to meet flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers,” the CPSC said in a Dec. 8 posting, noting that 750 units were involved in the recall.

Specifically, the recall involves “Fall 2022 Darkest Blue Fleece Men’s Simply True shorts” and two styles of “Fall 2022 Darkest Blue Women’s Simply True Hoodies”–“Good Vibes Daisies” and “Optimist Athletic.” CPSC said Good Vibes Daisies has a front zipper, a white daisy and “LIFE IS GOOD” printed on the upper left breast area and “Good Vibes” printed on the back. Optimist Athletic has “Optimist” and “Life is Good” printed on the chest.

The men’s shorts have a white “Life is Good” label below the left pocket. The shorts and the hoodies have season and style numbers printed near the bottom of an interior side-seam care label and a product item number printed on a hangtag.

“Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and contact Life is Good to request a postage-paid shipping label to return the products for a full refund,” CPSC said. “Upon receipt and verification of the recalled product, consumers will be issued a full refund.”

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Life is Good, a lifestyle brand based in Boston, is contacting all known purchasers directly. There have been no incidents or injuries reported.

The merchandise, manufactured in Guatemala, was sold at and independent clothing stores from April through November for between $33 and $44 for the Men’s Simply True Fleece Shorts, between $51 and $68 for the Women’s Zip Hoodies and between $48 and $64 for the Women’s Simply True Hoodies.

“This recall is limited to a small number of items, approximately 750 individual units out of the millions the company sells each year,” said Kay Pancheri, vice president of brand marketing. “Life is Good is grateful that no one has been injured and is committed to doing right by our customers. The company is offering a full refund along with an additional $25 gift card to those who have purchased one of the three affected items.”

The past several months have seen several brands and retailers subject to recalls, including merchandise linked to Disney as well as Under Armour, Clarks, Carter’s, TJ Maxx in two separate incidents, and Adidas, to name a few.