A New York woman has filed a lawsuit against clothing company, Zara, claiming she found a dead rodent sewn into the hem of a dress she purchased at their Greenwich, Connecticut store.
The lawsuit alleges Cailey Fiesel purchased two dresses from Zara in July and wore one to work a month later. The New York Daily News reports Fiesel began to smell something rotten and started to feel what felt like a loose string rubbing against her leg.
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According to the lawsuit, “To her utter shock and disbelief, as she ran her hand over the hem of the dress she felt an unusual bulge and suddenly realized that it was not a string that was rubbing against her leg but was instead a leg rubbing against her leg. The leg of a dead rodent that is.”
When Fiesel removed the dress she claims she discovered a dead rodent in the hem.
In a statement to the New York Daily News, Zara confirmed they are aware of the lawsuit and said, “We are investigating the matter further…Zara USA has stringent health and safety standards, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our products meet these rigorous guidelines.”
Fiesel is seeking compensation for “significant personal injuries and emotional distress.”