The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Crate and Barrel, has announced a voluntary recall of about 5,100 "Remy" shag rugs. A fire and burn hazard is posed to consumers because the large "Remy" rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite. The small shag rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements.
Manufactured in India and sold at Crate and Barrel online retailer, catalog and retail stores from January 2007 through April 2008 for between $50 and $300, this recall is for "Remy" cotton jersey shag rugs sold in red and in white. Please see the CPSC press release
for a list of rug sizes involved in the recall.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled shag rugs. Consumers with large rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to obtain a full refund and arrange pick up of their rugs. Consumers with small rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to obtain a refund or a new label including warning information. Crate and Barrel can be contacted at (800) 451-8217 or www.crateandbarrel.com