Safety Alert Number 0806156

Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Fire Hazard

Release #08-301

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 451-8217
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: Harvey Silverstone, 847-239-6111

Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Fire Hazard

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.

Name of Product: "Remy" Shag Rugs

Units: About 5,100

Importer: Crate and Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing 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. "

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Remy" shag rugs with SKU numbers listed below.  The rugs are made of cotton jersey.  The large rugs measure 5' by 8' and 2.5' by 7'.  The small rugs measure 5' round, 2' by 3', 4' by 6'. "Remy" and the SKU number can be found on the back of the product label.

Large Rugs

SKU                        Color            Size
0303-550             Red            5x8
0304-301            Red            2.5x7
0245-860            White            5x8
0301-868            White            2.5x7

Small Rugs

SKU                        Color            Size
0303-224            Red            4x6
0302-295            Red            2x3
0245-852            White            4x6
0245-801            White            2x3
481750            White            5' round

Sold at: Crate and Barrel retail stores nationwide, its online retailer, and through its catalogue from January 2007 through April 2008 for between $50 and $300.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rugs.  Consumers with large rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to arrange pick up of their rugs and obtain a full refund.  Consumers with small rugs should contact Crate and Barrel to obtain a new label including warning information or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT seven days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at

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