|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2007
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.
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 www.jcp.com
Chocolate/Olive/Natural Gold/Rust/Natural Blue/Rust/Green/Natural
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