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Utility brand sweat shirts

Target Stores is recalling about 106,000 fleece sweat shirts because they can catch fire easily.

The cotton-polyester blend Utility brand sweat shirts for men and boys have a raised fiber surface, often called sherpa, that closely resembles that of a sweat shirt turned inside out.

The fabric presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Target said consumers should stop wearing the sweat shirts and return them to the store for a full refund.

Target sold two styles of the sweat shirts between June 1996 and this month: a crew neck with the word "UTILITY" embroidered on the left chest and a polo with a collar and 5-inch zipper closure at the neck.

The shirts have two sewn-in labels, one reading "Wear anywhere UTILITY Quality Clothing" and the other, "Made in China . . . RN 17730."

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