American Mattress Manufacturing Recalls Renovated Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Mattresses and mattresses with foundations
Hazard: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: American Mattress Manufacturing; toll-free at (855) 628-6344, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.americanmattressmfg.com and click on the recall link for more information.
To view photos for this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13068.html?tab=recalls
Units: About 1,500
Description: This recall involves American Mattress Manufacturing's renovated (rebuilt) twin, full, queen and king-size mattresses, and mattresses with built-in Bunkie boards. The used mattresses were stripped to the springs and rebuilt by American Mattress Manufacturing in a variety of fabrics and colors. The recalled mattresses have a yellow tag with "American Mattress Mfg. Co., 1899 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315." Rebuilt mattresses with a federal tag, indicating they meet the federal mattress flammability standard, are not included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact American Mattress Manufacturing and arrange to have the recalled mattress sets picked up, rebuilt to be compliant with the federal flammability standards and returned to the consumer.
Sold at: Bren-Wil Mattress Wholesale, Millbrook, Ala.; A&R Furniture, Macon, Ga.; Ahnn's Mattress, Hampton, Ga.; Blair Village Pawn Shop, Atlanta, Ga.; E&S Mattress Discount, Columbus, Ga.; General Furnishing, Loganville, Ga.; HRC Furniture, Jackson, Ga.; Mattress for Less, Macon, Ga.; Mattress 4 Sale, Riverdale and Forest Park, Ga.; Starlite Furnishing, Chamblee, Ga.; Mega Mattress Outlet, Jackson, Miss. from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $30 and $200.
Manufacturer: American Mattress Manufacturing, of Atlanta, Ga.
Manufactured in: United States
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.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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