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Safety Alert

Nipponflex Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Nipponflex Smart Flex and Smart Care mattresses

Hazard: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Nipponflex toll free at (844) 226-0366 any time, by email at mattressrecall@nipponflexusa.com or online at www.nipponflexusa.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

Units: About 400

Description: This recall involves all models and sizes of Nipponflex Smart Care, Smart Care split, Smart Flex and Smart Flex split mattresses. The mattresses are white in color and have an electric massage function controlled by a remote. The split mattresses consist of two single mattresses side by side to form a queen or king size mattress. "Nipponflex" and "SMART FLEX" or "SMART CARE" are printed on the label on a side of the mattress.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should contact Nipponflex for free mattress covers to bring the mattress into compliance with the federal standard and protect consumers from a fire. Assistance with installation is available upon request.

Sold at: Independent distributors via in-home sales in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Utah and Virginia from April 2014 through February 2015 for between $2,000 and $7,000.

Importer: Nipponflex, of Pompano Beach, Fla.

Manufactured in: Brazil