April 28, 1997
Release # 97-112
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Primo International Announce Futon
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Primo International of Montreal, Quebec, is
recalling about 1,600 futon mattresses distributed in the United States. The futon
mattresses, which fail to meet U.S. federal mandatory standards for mattress flammability,
could ignite and smolder, presenting a serious risk of burn injuries or death from smoke
inhalation in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
CPSC and Primo International are not aware of any
injuries involving these mattresses. This recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injury. The futon mattresses measure 48 inches wide by 72 inches long (full
size). The mattresses are marketed under the following styles and are manufactured with a
mattress cover available in the following colors and patterns.
Chesa Cape or Peak; Light green plaid top and side panels, and natural other side
Sconce Stone; Black with a marbleized mixture of silver, lilac, violet, and brown on top
and sides and solid black on other side
FB1000fr6a; Natural beige
Furniture stores nationwide, including Rhodes
Furniture, Olum's, Beiters, Raymour & Flannagan, Taft, and Furniture King, sold the
futon mattresses as part of sofa sets from January 1994 through August 1996 for about $350
Consumers should immediately stop using these
futon mattresses and return them to the store where purchased for a free replacement futon
mattress. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Primo
International at (800) 267-7746 or CPSC's toll-free hotline at (800) 638-2772.
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