RECALL: Patagonia sun protection products
The brand said certain styles of the Capilene Cool Daily and the Tropic Comfort families “do not meet the 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating we claimed for them.”
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Patagonia on Thursday announced a product recall for more than two dozen products in two of the brand’s sun protection lines.
According to an alert Patagonia sent out Thursday afternoon, certain styles of the Capilene Cool Daily and the Tropic Comfort families do not meet the 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating the brand claimed they had.
The recall list of 25 SKUs includes masks, hoodies, and shirts for babies, boys, girls, men, and women.
“Our tests confirm a range of 17–45 UPF instead of 50, averaging 34 UPF,” Patagonia wrote in an email announcing the recall. “The good news is that even at 17 UPF, the products block 92 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The bad news is that we didn’t deliver on our goal to offer you the highest level of sun protection. We’ve pulled our existing inventory and halted distribution of the affected styles until we can fix the problem.”
Patagonia said that consumers can return the products. Anyone unsure if their sun protection item is part of the recall should click here for a list of the affected products, photos of their neck labels, and more.