EPI ID: 
67504

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 12, 1976

 

Release # 76-013


WASHINGTON, D.C. ( Feb 12, 1976) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting Venture Industries, Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., from selling carpets that fail to meet the standards of the Flammable Fabrics Act.

The company produced only 245 yards of a domestic style pattern and imported and marketed 1,565 rugs of two other styles, "Grafica" and "57th Street," that failed flammability standards (DOC FF 3-70).

The domestically produced pattern involved in the order is identified as "Floridian," No. 6772, a nylon shag pile carpet with foam backing and produced in various colors.

The "Grafica" style carpet involved patterns 320 and 324, a wool shag carpet. The 320 color is a combination of plum, coral and gray and the 324 color is red, orange and plum. The "57th Street" style, also wool shag pile carpet, involved color 310, a combination of orange, red and plum, and color 314, a combination of black, tobacco and earth colors. Of the total 1,565 imported rugs of the four colors in two styles, more than 1,000 were recovered.

Consumers who may have purchased the carpet covered in the consent order may contact Venture Industries, Inc., 1401 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, Ga., 30339.

The carpet was tested in September 1971. At the time, the manufacturing and importing company was known as Concept Industries, Inc.

A consent order does not constitute an admission that the company had violated a law but it provides for a settlement. Any violation of the consent agreement by the corporation could result in the assessment of substantial civil penalties.

Under the consent order, the company agrees to stop marketing goods that do not comply with the flammability standard and to notify purchasers of substandard goods in order to recall the defective items for correction or destruction.

The complaint and consent order will be subject to public review for 60 days through April 12, 1976, during which time any interested party may submit comments to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

After considering any comments, the Commission may accept the agreement or withdraw its provisional acceptance.

For additional information about the order, contact the Bureau of Compliance, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 5, 1976

 

Release # 76-007


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting General Felt Industries, Inc., Saddle Brook, New Jersey, from selling products that fail to meet the standards of the Flammable Fabrics Act.

Through its Falcon Carpet Mills division in Dalton, Georgia, General Felt manufactured and sold to retailers and distributors throughout the country about 183,000 yards of carpet that failed flammability standards (DOC FF l-70).

The carpet involved in the order was produced from April 16, 1971, to March 31, 1973, when Falcon went out of business. The carpet was marketed as "Fashion Right" style in various colors. It was an all nylon shag pile carpet with a jute back.

Customers who may have purchased the "Fashion Right" style carpet should contact the place of business where it was purchased to determine if it is carpet that failed the standard.

The carpet covered by the consent order included all rolls of an experimental production using Enka bulk yarn and manufactured in the summer of 1971; all rolls of a "Tigress Gold" color manufactured between April 16, 1971, and October 7, 1971; roll no. 29574-c of dye lot 5259 and two additional rolls in this dye lot in the color "Green Mist," manufactured October 4, 1971.

Rolls nos. 39247-l manufactured March 10, 1972; 42657-0 manufactured March 14, 1972; 39317-2, manufactured March 15, 1972; 39452-1, manufactured March 16, 1972, and two other rolls manufactured during the shifts that these four rolls were produced.

Rolls nos. 44330-0, manufactured May 30, 1972, and 49515-0, manufactured July 11, 1972, and the other rolls which, prior to those dates were manufactured after extended plant shutdown and restart procedures.

And roll no. 56922-0 of dye lot 13813 and the three additional rolls of this dye lot manufactured October 18, 1971; roll no. 56761-0 of dye lot 13668 and the three additional rolls of this dye lot manufactured October 10, 1971; and roll no. 47641-1 dye lot 007056 and the one additional roll of this dye lot manufactured June 21, 1972.

A consent agreement does not constitute an admission that the company has violated a law but does provide for a settlement. Any violation of this consent agreement by the corporation could result in the assessment of substantial civil penalties.

Under the consent order, the company agrees to stop marketing goods that do not comply with the flammability standard and to notify known purchasers of substandard goods in order to recall the defective items for correction or destruction.

The complaint and consent order will remain on the public record for 60 days through April 5, 1976, during which time any interested person may submit comments to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

After considering any comments, the Commission may accept the agreement or withdraw its provisional acceptance. For additional information about the order, contact the Bureau of Compliance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 5, 1976

 

Release # 76-006


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a provisional consent agreement that prohibits a Georgia carpet firm from marketing carpet that fails to meet the standards of the Flammable Fabrics Act.

The order involves Jorges Carpet Mills, Inc., Rossville, Georgia, which produced a nylon shag carpet with jute back that failed to meet a flammability standard developed in 1971 (IX FF l-70). The carpet was marketed as style 087, "Magic Affair," and produced in varying colors. Sold in 12 foot rolls or as rugs, it made up about one percent of the total production.

Customers who may have purchased the "Magic Affair" style carpet should contact the place of business where it was purchased to determine if it is carpet that failed the standard.

A consent agreement does not constitute an admission that the company had violated a law but it provides for a settlement. Any violation of this consent agreement by the corporation could result in the assessment of substantial civil penalties.

Under the consent order, the company agrees to stop marketing goods that do not comply with the flammability standard and to notify purchasers of substandard goods in order to recall the defective items for correction or destruction.

The complaint and consent order will be subject to public review for 60 days through April 5, 1976, during which time any interested party may submit comments to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

After considering any comments, the Commission may accept the agreement or withdraw its provisional acceptance.

For additional information about the order, contact the Bureau of Compliance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5401 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20207.