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"Recall Alerts"

06-20-2008

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Fire Hazard


(1) CRATE AND BARREL RECALLS SHAG RUGS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

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.

Name of Product: “Remy” Shag Rugs

Units: About 5,100

Importer: Crate and Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The small rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements. Small rugs are not required to meet the federal flammability standard; however, they are required to be permanently labeled with the following statement: “FLAMMABLE (FAILS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STANDARD FF 2-70): SHOULD NOT BE USED NEAR SOURCES OF IGNITION.”

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the “Remy” shag rugs with SKU numbers listed below. The rugs are made of cotton jersey. The large rugs measure 5’ by 8’ and 2.5’ by 7’. The small rugs measure 5’ round, 2’ by 3’, 4’ by 6’. “Remy” and the SKU number can be found on the back of the product label.

Large Rugs

SKUColorSize
0303-550Red5x8
0304-301Red2.5x7
0245-860White5x8
0301-868White2.5x7


Small Rugs

SKUColorSize
0303-224Red4x6
0302-295Red2x3
0245-852White4x6
0245-801White2x3
481750White5’ round

Sold at: Crate and Barrel retail stores nationwide, its online retailer, and through its catalogue from January 2007 through April 2008 for between $50 and $300.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rugs. Consumers with large rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to arrange pick up of their rugs and obtain a full refund. Consumers with small rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to obtain a new label including warning information or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT seven days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.crateandbarrel.com


DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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