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Phil Vassil Rugs Recalls Flokati Rugs for Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
June 19, 2006

Recall Details

June 19, 2006
Alert #06-559


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Wool Flokati Rugs

Units: 55 (About 18 were sold to consumers)

Manufacturer: Phil Vassil Rugs, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: These rugs fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act and could ignite, presenting a risk of burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes Phil Vassil rugs with model numbers 1500 (white) and 2000 (black), which is written on the underside of the rugs. The units are 5-foot by 7-foot, and are made of 100 percent wool. The rugs bear an adhesive label that reads in part ".FLOKATI RUG.HAND MADE PURE WOOL.MADE IN GREECE.SIZE APPROX. 5 X 7 FT.QUALITY 1500GR/CM."

Sold by: Phil Vassil Rugs Online Store at from February 2006 through May 2006 for about $100.

Manufactured In: Greece.

Remedy: Owners of the rug should stop using these rugs, and contact Phil Vassil Rugs. The company will provide the owners with a free replacement rug.

Consumer Contact: Call Phil Vassil Rugs toll-free at (800) 844-5345 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at


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