Firm is no longer in business. Remedy is not available. Discard this product.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Shag Leather Rugs
Units: About 1,800
Manufacturer/Importer: Hellenic Rug Imports Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act and could ignite, presenting a risk of burn injuries. The smaller size rugs are missing labels identifying them as flammable.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes only beige and champagne leather shag rugs with Hellenic's name on the label. Large sizes include 5-feet by 8-feet and 8-feet by 11-feet and small-size rugs include 3-feet 5-inches by 5-feet 5-inches, 2-feet by 3-feet and 2-feet by 8-feet. A label on the rugs reads, "Hellenic Rug Imports, Inc."
Sold Through: Internet and catalog retailers nationwide from September 2002 through October 2005 for between $50 and $600, depending on the size.
Manufactured In: India
Remedy: Firm is no longer in business. Remedy is not available. Discard this product.
Consumer Contact: CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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