|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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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