Ariat products undergo rigorous testing of raw materials and finished apparel to ensure quality and performance and to conform to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. During routine finished-product testing, samples of these three styles performed inconsistently with NFPA 2112 standards.
Ariat has not received reports of any incidents or product failures associated with these three work shirt styles, and they do not present a safety risk. Nevertheless, Ariat is voluntarily removing these products from the marketplace. No other products are involved.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers," said Beth Cross, Ariat Founder and President. "Our customers and retail partners can be assured that Ariat apparel will meet the highest standards of quality and safety."
Ariat has contacted all retailers that carried these products to remove the styles from stores. Customers who purchased any of these shirts on Ariat's website have also been notified.
Anyone who purchased at least one of these three shirt styles should contact Ariat customer service at (877) 702-7428 to return the product in exchange for online store credit toward another Ariat product. More information is available on www.ariat.com.
About Ariat International, Inc.
Ariat International, Inc. is a premium performance footwear, apparel and accessories brand for equestrian sports and other outdoor activities, located in Union City, California. Ariat was founded by Beth Cross and Pam Parker in 1992. Today, Ariat offers a full assortment of English and western riding boots and apparel, work boots and work wear, and fashion footwear for active outdoor lifestyles. With retail outlets in 42 countries, Ariat is the largest brand of riding footwear and apparel in the world.
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SOURCE Ariat International, Inc.