Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Mattress Sets by Tropical Bedding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2010
Release #10-200
Firm's Recall Hotline: (787) 586-1139
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Mattress Sets by Tropical Bedding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Mattress Sets (Mattresses and Mattresses with Foundations)

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Tropical Bedding Mfg., of Caguas, Puerto Rico

Hazard: The mattress sets fail to meet mandatory federal open flame standard and pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves crib and bunkie mattresses and mattress sets (mattresses and mattresses with foundations) in sizes twin, full, queen and king. The crib and bunkie mattresses do not have any labels. The other mattresses have “Classics,” “Classics II,” “Imagine,” “Sweet Mysteries,” “Treasures,” or “Comfort Dream” printed on a label located at the top of the foot of the mattress. The “Classics” model manufactured between August 2008 and April 2009 is not included in this recall. This model has a federal label attached that includes the date of manufacture and “Classics” (see below).

Sold at: City Mattress and furniture stores in Puerto Rico from July 2007 through September 2009 for between $30 and $135.

Manufactured in: Puerto Rico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the mattresses immediately and return them to Tropical Bedding Mfg. for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Carmen Martinez at (787) 586-1139 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Classics Mattress Label

Picture of Recalled Classics II Mattress Label

Picture of Recalled Treasures Mattress Label

Picture of Recalled Imagine Mattress Label
Picture of Recalled Sweet Mysteries Mattress Label

Picture of Recalled Comfort Dream Mattress Label

Federal label with model 'Classic' and a date of manufacture between August 2008 and April 2009 not included in this recall