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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Aristocrat II Carpet
Hazard: The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Replace, Refund
Consumer Contact: Shaw Industries at (800) 241-4031 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.shawfloors.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shaw-Industries-Recalls-Carpet/.
Units: About 16,300 yards
Description: The recall involves Aristocrat II brand wall-to-wall carpet with style number 7L514. The carpet was sold in one color, "Pale Clay." A date stamp on the back of the carpet reads "USA 760 MEA 52545," the date "06-07-2013," a time range between 00:45 and 3:00 and the words "Pile: 100% Polyester." The stamp is repeated every six feet.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Shaw Industries to determine if their carpet is included in the recall and for instructions on returning the product for refund or replacement.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide between June 2013 and September 2013 for about $1 a square foot.
Manufacturer: Shaw Industries Inc., of Dalton, Ga.
Manufactured in: USA
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
Recall Number: 14-053
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