October 12, 2007
Release #08-025

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063

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: "Alyssa" Shag Rugs

Units: About 2,900

Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas

Hazard: The rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: This recall involves "Alyssa" shag rugs that were available in the following dimensions: 2' x 3' oval, 4' x 6' oval, 5' x 8' oval, 8' x 11' oval, 8' round, and a 2' x 6' rectangular runner. The rugs have a one-inch pile height and were available in four color patterns: red/natural/brown, chocolate/olive/natural, gold/rust/natural, and blue/rust/green/natural.

Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from June 2007 through August 2007 for between $30 and $300.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled rugs immediately and return the rugs to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Rug: Red Natural Brown


Picture of Recalled Rugs: Chocholate Olive Natural, Gold Rust Natural, Blue Rust Green Natural

Chocolate/Olive/Natural     Gold/Rust/Natural     Blue/Rust/Green/Natural