|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (787) 586-1139
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Mattress Sets by Tropical Bedding
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: Mattress Sets (Mattresses and Mattresses with Foundations)
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Tropical Bedding Mfg., of Caguas, Puerto Rico
Hazard: The mattress sets fail to meet mandatory federal open flame standard and pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves crib and bunkie mattresses and mattress sets (mattresses and mattresses with foundations) in sizes twin, full, queen and king. The crib and bunkie mattresses do not have any labels. The other mattresses have “Classics,” “Classics II,” “Imagine,” “Sweet Mysteries,” “Treasures,” or “Comfort Dream” printed on a label located at the top of the foot of the mattress. The “Classics” model manufactured between August 2008 and April 2009 is not included in this recall. This model has a federal label attached that includes the date of manufacture and “Classics” (see below).
Sold at: City Mattress and furniture stores in Puerto Rico from July 2007 through September 2009 for between $30 and $135.
Manufactured in: Puerto Rico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the mattresses immediately and return them to Tropical Bedding Mfg. for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Carmen Martinez at (787) 586-1139 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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