Consumer Ally Q&A: New Hollister jeans fell apart after one wash, now what?

Mitch Lipka

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Q.
My daughter's friend recently purchased jeans at Hollister. They fell apart after being washed. She tried to return them as they cost over $70. She was told that after they had been washed Hollister will not take a return. I called the corporate office on her behalf and was told that is Hollister policy. Do consumers have any rights on defective products such as these jeans?
Leah Shalna
Florida