FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 1997
Release # 97-112
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Primo International of Montreal, Quebec, is recalling about 1,600 futon mattresses distributed in the United States. The futon mattresses, which fail to meet U.S. federal mandatory standards for mattress flammability, could ignite and smolder, presenting a serious risk of burn injuries or death from smoke inhalation in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
CPSC and Primo International are not aware of any injuries involving these mattresses. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The futon mattresses measure 48 inches wide by 72 inches long (full size). The mattresses are marketed under the following styles and are manufactured with a mattress cover available in the following colors and patterns.
Chesa Cape or Peak; Light green plaid top and side panels, and natural other side
Sconce Stone Black with a marbleized mixture of silver, lilac, violet, and brown on top and sides and solid black on other side
FB1000fr6a; Natural beige
Furniture stores nationwide, including Rhodes Furniture, Olum's, Beiters, Raymour & Flannagan, Taft, and Furniture King, sold the futon mattresses as part of sofa sets from January 1994 through August 1996 for about $350 to $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using these futon mattresses and return them to the store where purchased for a free replacement futon mattress. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Primo International at (800) 267-7746 or CPSC's toll-free hotline at (800) 638-2772.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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