Carpet recalled for flammability hazard

One June 8, 2011 Health Canada has recalled the "Carpet Art Deco" brand rug of the Shag Rug Montana Collection.

This recall involves area rugs sold under the brand name "Shag Rug Montana Collection" by Carpet Art Deco. The rug measures 160 centimeters by 225 centimeters, and can be identified by the SKU number 683717 and the UPC 805497085710.

Only the white Montana rug is included in this recall.

A similar rug was recalled on April 2011 "Carpet Art Deco" brand rug of the Shag Rug Nebraska collection.

What is the danger?

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has identified that the rugs do not meet the requirements for textile flammability under Canadian law.

This rug could easily catch fire if exposed to a flame or other ignition source such as a lighter, match, candle, stove element or spark from a fireplace, posing a burn risk and fire hazard to consumers.

At time of the recall Health Canada is aware of one complaint related to the use of this carpet; however, no reports or injuries have been reported.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled rugs and return them to the Home Depot store where the rugs were purchased to receive a full refund. You may also get in touch with the manufacturer directly.

If you require additional information, you may call Carpet Art Deco Customer Service at 1-866-321-3326.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 133 units of the recalled rugs were sold exclusively at certain Home Depot stores across Canada.

The recalled rugs were sold from December 2010 to May 2011.

These rugs were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Carpet Art Deco of Montreal, Quebec and the retailer is Home Depot of Canada Inc. of Toronto, Ontario.

If these companies do carry product recall insurance then some of the costs of this recall will be addressed through their insurance. Take control of your business insurance. Ask questions and know what you might need for a financial "hit" in your business future.

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