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|October 19, 2006
Dux Interiors Protective Mattress Covers Recalled for Fire Hazard
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: Protective Mattress Covers (PMC)
Units: About 37,000
Importer: Dux Interiors Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The terry cloth PMCs, which were made to fit over the Dux top pads, do not meet the federal standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act. They pose a risk of burn injury to consumers if exposed to smoldering or burning cigarettes.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled PMCs are natural-colored terry cloth made of 100 percent cotton, and come in twin, full, queen, and king sizes to cover top pads made by Dux.
Sold at: PMCs were available solely through Dux-owned stores and licensed outlets from January 1999 through April 2006. The PMC was provided at no additional cost to each customer who purchased a Dux mattress pad and mattress set.
Manufactured in: Portugal
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled PMCs and discard them. Dux Interiors is directly contacting consumers who received PMC covers with their mattress purchases.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Dux Interiors Inc. at (212) 752-3897 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dux.com
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.
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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