|July 22, 2008
Sleep Innovations Recalls Pillows Sold Exclusively at Costco; Metal Fragments Pose Abrasion Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Cuddly Comfort Pillows
Units: About 120,000
Importer: Sleep Innovations Inc., of West Long Branch, N.J.
Hazard: The pillows can contain small metal fragments in the fiber-fill as a result of a mechanical breakdown in the manufacturing process. The metal fragments can cause abrasions and cuts to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recalled Cuddly Comfort Pillows were sold in packs of two. Each pillow is 20” wide by 26” long, and they were sold in white, violet, blue, pink and yellow colors. Only pillows with Registration Number PA-27156(CA) are included in the recall. The Registration Number and the words “Sleep Innovations” are printed on the pillow's tag.
Sold at: Certain Costco stores nationwide from February 2008 through June 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pillows and return them to any Costco store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sleep Innovations toll-free at (866) 656-0610 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sleepinnovations.com
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