A letter from a “Shatnez Laboratory” in Monesy, New York circulating on social media claims that Shatnez was allegedly found in the Kapota sold at Primo Hatters of Crown Heights, stating that “its collar was reinforced with a linen canvas.”
Mendy Sacho, owner of Satoria Sacho and Primo Sacho, vehemently denied the allegation and says that the Monsey lab has made a mistake.
“We did not take this accusation lightly, we took this Kapota to have it checked by our local Shatnez checker, Ezra Cohen at Regency Cleaners, who’s been checking for more than 20 years, along with around ten others from the same run to be checked and they all came back Kosher” said Sacho.
He added that they do their own random checking out of each batch that they import and they have never found Shatnez.
“We checked this same Kaptoa repeatedly and the only conclusion is that they made a mistake.”
In a message to customers Sacho said “we continue to offer that if you do find Shatnez in any garment purchased by us we will replace it or have it removed – at no cost to you.”
“One should never wear any garment without having it checked, even if it’s purchased from a Jew,” he reminds customers.