Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Mohawk Recalls Rugs Due To Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at The Home Depot

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: Altitude Gold shag rugs

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."

Remedy: Repair, Refund

Consumer Contact: Mohawk toll-free at (877) 737-8343 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.mohawkflooring.com and click on "Safety Recall" in the "Customer Care" section at the bottom of the page.

Units: About 101,000 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and about 2,800 in Canada

Description: This recall involves large and small Altitude shag area rugs. Large rugs came in sizes 59 inches x 84 inches with SKU number 1000012476 or 1000037219, 72 inches x 120 inches with SKU number 1000012477 and 84 inches x 120 inches with SKU number 1000037220. Small rugs came in sizes 24 inches x 36 inches with SKU number 1000037217 and 24 inches x 48 inches with SKU number 1000037218. The rugs are made of polyester and were available in the color gold. "Altitude Gold", the size and the SKU number are on a label on the underside of the product.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should contact Mohawk to receive a refund for the large rugs and a warning label to be affixed to the underside of the small rugs.

Sold at: The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at HomeDepot.com from August 2013 through September 2014 for between $20 and $247.

Importer: Mohawk Industries Inc., of Calhoun, Ga.

Manufactured in: India