Zen Room Rugs Sold at J.C, Penney Recalled

About 1,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Zen Large and Small Room Rugs have been recalled by Brumlow Mills, of Calhoun, Georgia, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the product immediately and notes that it’s is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The Zen Large and Small Room Rugs, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold exclusively at J.C. Penney’s website and catalog from January 2010 through March 2010 for between $40 and $400.

The large rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards and could ignite, posing the risk of 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.” To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recall involves “Zen design” polypropylene rugs in rust and sage colors. Zen rugs in other colors are not involved in this recall. Only rugs purchased from January 2010 through March 2010 are involved in this recall.

Small Rugs

• 2 feet by 3 feet, 3 inches
• 2 feet, 6 inches by 3 feet, 10 inches
• 3 feet, four inches by five feet
• 22 inches by 60 inches

Large Rugs:

• 5 feet by 8 feet
• 6 feet square
• 22 inches by 108 inches
• 8 feet by 10 feet

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Zen Large and Small Room Rugs and advises consumers with large rugs to contact Brumlow Mills to obtain a replacement or refund. Consumers with small rugs should contact Brumlow Mills to obtain a new label including warning information. The firm is contacting all known users. Brumlow Mills can be reached at (877) 879-0176 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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