Saturday, August 20, 2016
Target issues refunds on select Fieldcrest sheets...
Consumerist reports that last month Target learned that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases supplied by Welspun India were labeled as Egyptian cotton - but were actually made from some other type - and pulled the items from its stores. Egyptian cotton has extra-long fibers that are associated with high quality products, which means some shoppers are willing to pay a premium for those items.
Starting today, Target has started notifying customers that they’ll get a refund on certain products under the Fieldcrest label that sold for as much as $75. The withdrawal only includes two lines of Egyptian cotton bedding, and not all Egyptian cotton sheets sold by Target are affected. Anyone who purchased the products from Target during that timeframe can submit a web form to request a full refund in the form of a gift card.
Target used to be Welspun’s second-biggest customer (Bed Bath & Beyond is its first), but those days are over: the retailer says it will phase out all of its products from Welspun, though that process will take some time.