April 3, 2000Gold Bond, IKEA, and
Verlo Brand Futons Recalled
Hartford, CT (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Standard Mattress Co. is voluntarily
recalling approximately 47,000 futons. Some of these futons may fail cigarette ignition
resistance tests, in violation of the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, because the boric
acid flame retardant inside the futons may not have been evenly disbursed. This could
result in burn injuries, should one of these futons catch fire.
CPSC and The Standard Mattress Co. are not aware of any fires or injuries involving these
futons. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The futons being recalled were sold between May 1998 and October 1998 with model numbers
605, 608, 611, and 613, sold under the brand names of Gold Bond, IKEA, and Verlo. The
model number and brand name are located on the permanently sewn-in label. The futons come
in varied sizes, most of which are full size. Other sizes include king/chair, queen and
twin. All are covered in a cotton/polyester fabric in a natural (off-white) color.
Furniture and futon stores nationwide sold the futons from May 1998 through October 1998
for $140 to $250.
Consumers who purchased one of these futons during this period should immediately call The
Standard Mattress Co. toll-free at (888) 512-6169 anytime to obtain a free replacement
futon. Consumers should not return the futons to the stores where they purchased them.
Replacements are available only by calling the company.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers April 3, 2000.
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