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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2007
Release # 07-545
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: Heartfelt Carpet Tiles
Units: About 24,000 tiles
Manufacturer: InterfaceFLOR LLC, LaGrange, Ga.
Hazard: Pin-like needles can be embedded in the carpet tiles, posing a puncture wound hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: FLOR has received three reports from consumers who have received a puncture, scratch or a small cut from coming into contact with needles in the carpet tiles. None of the injuries required outside medical attention.
Description: The carpet tiles are made from a blend of wool and Kenaf, measure 20-inches by 20-inches and come in colors Corazon (beige), Herz (gray), and Coeur (light gray) The tiles have, "Made in USA" embossed on the bottom of each tile.
Sold on: FLOR's Web site, home décor boutiques, and in the firm's catalog nationwide from January 2006 through December 2006 for about $12 per tile.
Remedy: Consumers will receive a full refund when the tiles are returned, or free replacement tiles of an equal value. The company is directly notifying those consumers who purchased the affected tiles on-line or through their catalog.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact FLOR at (866) 281-3567 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.florcatalog.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.
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