Firm is no longer in business. Remedy is not available. Discard this product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2005
Release #06-016
 

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.

Picture of Recalled Shag Leather Rug

Picture of Recalled Shag Leather Rug