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Safety Alert

Shaw Industries Recalls Carpet Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

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: Aristocrat II Carpet

Hazard: The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

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.

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 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: United States