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Hellenic Rug Imports Shag Leather Rugs

Description: Hellenic Rug Imports Inc. Recall of Shag Leather Rugs NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2005 Release #06-016 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 356-5284 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Hellenic Rug Imports Inc. Announce Recall of Shag Leather Rugs 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: Shag Leather Rugs Units: About 1,800 Manufacturer/Importer: Hellenic Rug Imports Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y. Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act and could ignite, presenting a risk of burn injuries. The smaller size rugs are missing labels identifying them as flammable. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recall includes only beige and champagne leather shag rugs with Hellenic's name on the label. Large sizes include 5-feet by 8-feet and 8-feet by 11-feet and small-size rugs include 3-feet 5-inches by 5-feet 5-inches, 2-feet by 3-feet and 2-feet by 8-feet. A label on the rugs reads, "Hellenic Rug Imports, Inc." Sold Through: Internet and catalog retailers nationwide from September 2002 through October 2005 for between $50 and $600, depending on the size. Manufactured In: India Remedy: Large Rugs - Consumers should stop using the rugs and contact the manufacturer to arrange for free replacement. Small Rugs - Consumers should keep these rugs away from sources of ignition and contact Hellenic Rug Imports to receive a label that complies with labeling requirements. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hellenic Rug Imports at (888)356-5284 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.flokati.com [Source]

Hellenic Rug Imports Shag Leather Rugs Recall Information

Country of OriginIndia
Recall Date10/25/2005
Recall ID3147
Recall Number06016
Product TypeCarpets/Rugs
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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