Specifically, the Commission found that Courier's carpet styles "Trimark 030211" and "Trimark 030213" failed to meet the acceptance criterion of the Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (DOC FF l-70).
These styles are 100% nylon shag and come in varying colors. Trimark 030211 has jute backing and Trimark 030213 is backed with high density rubber foam. They are sold in 12-foot-wide rolls which can be cut to varying lengths.
This announcement is made in the public interest in order to alert consumers of the carpets' failure to conform with the flammability standard. The complaint and consent order will remain on public record from June 11 through August 10, 1974. Comments from the public received during this period will become part of public record. The Consumer Product Safety Commission may withdraw its acceptance of the agreement after further consideration.
William F. Chamberlain, the firm's president, is also cited in the agreed to order.
The agreement is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the respondents that they have violated the law. When issued by the Commission on a final basis, a consent order carries the force of law with respect to future actions. A violation of such an order may result in a civil penalty up to $10,000 per violation being imposed upon a respondent.
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