October 20, 2004
Release # 05-021
Firm's Hotline: (888) 779-0711


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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 Pad

Units: About 2,900

Manufacturer: Chris Arlotta Enterprises Ltd., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: These mattress pads fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act. They pose a serious risk of burn injury or death to consumers if exposed to smoldering or burning cigarettes.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled mattress pads are natural colored, made of 100 percent cotton Chenille, and were sold in twin, full, queen, king and California king. The Web and catalog retailers and the mattress pads' model numbers, listed below, are identified on the packaging:

Web Retailer Style Numbers
The Vermont Country Store 242637, 42638, 42639, 42640
Garnet Hill Inc 066-TW, 066-DB, 066-QN, 066-KG, 066-CK
GAIAM Inc 03-0144T, 03-0144F, 03-0144Q, 03-0144K, S5224
The Company Store MA0501T, MA0501F, MA0501Q, MA0501K

Sold at: Web and catalog retailers (listed above) nationwide from December 2003 through March 2004 for between $50 and $100.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the product and contact Chris Arlotta Enterprises Ltd. or the retailer for information on how to obtain a refund plus cost of shipping.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Chris Arlotta Enterprises Ltd. at (888) 779-0711 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Picture of Recalled Mattress Pad

Picture of Recalled Mattress Pad