Ivanka Trump's Chinese-Made Scarves Recalled Because They're Super Flammable

Ivanka Trump, founder and CEO of the Ivanka Trump Collection, and one of her flammable scarves (Associated Press and CPSC)

Roughly 20,000 Ivanka Trump brand scarves have been recalled for not meeting federal flammability standards. To put it plainly, you don’t want to smoke while wearing these Chinese-made neck-blankets if you value the way your face currently looks.

The trouble with these scarves is that they’re made from 100 percent rayon, a highly flammable material that can catch fire easier than newspaper. The CPSC wouldn’t tell us the precise results from its testing, but the federal minimum for a scarf like this is reportedly 3.5 seconds. Presumably these things burnt up faster than that when exposed to a flame.

No one has been reported injured from the scarves. The flammable scarf recall involves two styles: the Beach Wave (blue, coral, and yellow) and the Brushstroke Oblong (blue, red, and green). A red, white, and blue Make America Great Again scarf was notably absent from the list.


The scarves were sold at Century 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Stein Mart, as well as online at Amazon and Loehmanns. Anyone who has purchased an Ivanka scarf is advised to return the scarf for a full refund.

Ivanka Trump’s people did not return a request for comment.

Update 7:00pm: A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump collection sent us this statement:

We’re disappointed to learn of the need for Global Brands Group, our license partner, to recall two styles of Ivanka Trump scarves, but we are relieved that immediate action is being taken. We’re committed to providing our audience of millennial working women with accessibly priced, quality products that suit their needs and look great. We’re seeing to it that this issue is fixed immediately.


[Consumer Product Safety Commission]


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