Updated Recall: Protective Mattress Covers (PMC)
On 2012-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Protective Mattress Covers (PMC) due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1999 for about $0. It was originally recalled on 2006-10-19.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 752-3897
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What is the problem?
The terry cloth PMCs, which were made to fit over the Dux top pads, do not meet the federal standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act. They pose a risk of burn injury to consumers if exposed to smoldering or burning cigarettes.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled PMCs are natural-colored terry cloth made of 100 percent cotton, and come in twin, full, queen, and king sizes to cover top pads made by Dux.
These items were sold new+ at PMCs were available solely through Dux-owned stores and licensed outlets from January 1999 through April 2006. The PMC was provided at no additional cost to each customer who purchased a Dux mattress pad and mattress set.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled PMCs and discard them. Dux Interiors is directly contacting consumers who received PMC covers with their mattress purchases.
For more information, contact Dux Interiors Inc. at (212)752-3897 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dux.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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