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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



Picture of Recalled Heartfelt Carpet Tiles