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April 22, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Calvin Klein t-shirt label

Tolik writes:

You can imagine how eager I was to put on my new Calvin Klein t-shirt after reading this tag. It reads, "Keep away from fire." Is my new t-shirt more likely to catch on fire than other t-shirts? If so, I would like to know why. Though, I think I'll keep myself away from fire either way.


Once again, this is an example of something that's humorous or odd, but not really broken...

Posted by: James at April 22, 2004 07:00 AM

It doesn't mention anything about keeping it away from a wood chipper...I guess it is impervious to being shredded! What an amazing t-shirt!

Posted by: tim at April 22, 2004 11:09 AM

You didn't show the fibre content label. Perhaps this T-shirt contains ramie, a nice soft fibre that is highly flammable. I've heard it is not allowed in clothing in some countries because of the fire hazard. So pay attention to that label, and no careless bending over the barbecue or candles!

Posted by: Micky at April 22, 2004 03:37 PM

Just today while barbecuing, something exploded with sparks flying everywhere. My top had no ill effects, the person next to me had a fleese top which practically dissolved whereever the sparks hit. Sure enough that one's a 'keep away from fire', mine says nothing of the sort. Some people do work on bonfires, barbecues or fireplaces and really do need to know if their clothes are going to be ruined by the smallest spark.

Posted by: Nat at April 22, 2004 07:29 PM

Not to sound like a, um, broken record, but how is this broken? Humorous, yes, broken, no. They are trying to protect themselves from litigation that's waaay overboard.

Posted by: Nate at April 23, 2004 07:43 PM


A better label would say "Flammable".

Posted by: Dave J. at April 26, 2004 12:11 PM

It's pretty pathetic that there's a website about this. Get a life.

Posted by: Derp at June 15, 2004 04:57 PM

Who CARES if its broken or not??? Does it really matter?

Posted by: me at June 23, 2004 07:20 PM

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