Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
Release #08-301

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 451-8217
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: Harvey Silverstone, 847-239-6111

Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Fire Hazard

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: “Remy” Shag Rugs

Units: About 5,100

Importer: Crate and Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The small rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements. Small rugs are not required to meet the federal flammability standard; however, they are required to be permanently labeled with the following statement: “FLAMMABLE (FAILS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STANDARD FF 2-70): SHOULD NOT BE USED NEAR SOURCES OF IGNITION.”

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the “Remy” shag rugs with SKU numbers listed below. The rugs are made of cotton jersey. The large rugs measure 5’ by 8’ and 2.5’ by 7’. The small rugs measure 5’ round, 2’ by 3’, 4’ by 6’. “Remy” and the SKU number can be found on the back of the product label.

Large Rugs

SKUColorSize
0303-550 Red 5x8
0304-301 Red 2.5x7
0245-860 White 5x8
0301-868 White 2.5x7


Small Rugs

SKUColorSize
0303-224 Red 4x6
0302-295 Red 2x3
0245-852 White 4x6
0245-801 White 2x3
481750 White 5’ round

Sold at: Crate and Barrel retail stores nationwide, its online retailer, and through its catalogue from January 2007 through April 2008 for between $50 and $300.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rugs. Consumers with large rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to arrange pick up of their rugs and obtain a full refund. Consumers with small rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to obtain a new label including warning information or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT seven days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.crateandbarrel.com

 

Picture of Recalled Shag Rug