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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting Colony Carpets, Inc., Dalton, Georgia, from manufacturing or selling any carpets or rugs which fail to meet the requirements of the Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (IX FF l-70) of the Flammable Fabrics Act.
Put CPSC Recalls NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, DC 20207 Office of Information and Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 1976 Release # 76-005 CPSC Provisionally Accepts Consent Agreement With Colony Carpets, Inc., Dalton, Georgia WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that it has provisionally accepted a consent agreement prohibiting Colony Carpets, Inc., Dalton, Georgia, from manufacturing or selling any carpets or rugs which fail to meet the requirements of the Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (IX FF l-70) of the Flammable Fabrics Act. The agreement cites 62 rolls of "301, Shalimar" shag carpeting with a jute back, offered in a variety of colors, which were manufactured and sold nationwide by Colony Carpets, between April 16, 1971, and April 1, 1972. The 62 rolls were re-dyed by the finishers without the knowledge of Colony Carpets, who maintain that the re-dying process affected the flame-retardant characteristics of the carpeting. Colony Carpets, as part of the provisional order, is to notify all customers who have purchased or to whom have been delivered "301, Shalimar" of its flammability and that it may be returned to the manufacturer to be reworked or destroyed. Customers who may have this carpeting are advised to contact the place of business from which it was purchased for recall information. Listed below are the identifying roll numbers of the "301, Shalimar" carpeting found to be flammable and being recalled: 10669 10947 11163 11264 11365 12197 12277 12483 10670 10950 11164 11266 11369 12198 12280 12484 10917 10954 11167 11272 11376 12201 12286 12600 10933 11125 11168 11273 11378 12204 12396 12615 10934 11130 11170 11276 11393 12207 12406 12616 10943 11131 11185 11282 11395 12222 12476 13383 10944 11133 11190 11377 11939 12261 12477 10946 11140 11262 11330 11990 12272 12478 The Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Pugs went into effect April 16, 1971, and applies to all types of carpets and rugs used as floor covering materials regardless of their method of fabrication or the types of fibers used. Antique, oriental or hide carpeting may be excluded from this particular testing procedure pursuant to conditions established by CPSC. This agreement is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the company that it has violated the law. Any violation of this consent agreement by Colony Carpets could result in the assessment of substantial civil penalties. The complaint and consent order will remain on the public record for 60 days through April 5, 1976, during which time any interested person may submit comments to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207. After considering any comments, the Commission may accept the agreement or withdraw its provisional acceptance. For additional information about this consent order, contact the Bureau of Compliance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.
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