Kobe-based apparel maker World Co has been forced to recall 2,230 pairs of trousers that were produced in Romania but falsely labelled as being made in Italy.

The men's and women's trousers were supplied by trading company Yagi Tsuho Ltd from Italian manufacturer GTA Moda Srl.

World Co says it will refund purchasers who bought the trousers between February 2000 and July this year at Dressterior, Anatelier and Nextdoor shops.