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Crate and Barrel Recalls Shag Rugs

Crate and Barrel has recalled about 5,100 shag rugs. 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; 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."

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

These rugs were manufactured in India and 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.

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.

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 www.crateandbarrel.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled rugs, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08301.html

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