Recall: Tristar Products AquaRug Shower Rugs
On 2016-01-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Tristar Products AquaRug Shower Rugs due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2012 for about $18 to $28.
About 1 million units are involved in this Tristar rug recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Carpets & Rugs category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Aqua Rugs with four plastic suction cups. The rugs are intended to provide a slip-resistant surface in the shower or bathtub. The rugs were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes: 29.5 inches by 17.25 inches for use in the bathtub, and 21.75 inches by 19.75 inches for use in a shower stall. The rugs have a plastic border and only four plastic suction cups, one affixed to the underside of each corner of the rug. "AquaRug" and "As Seen On TV" are printed on the front of the cardboard packaging.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56846r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar General and other retail stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and BuyAquaRug.com, by Tristar through direct response television commercials, and through a live television show on QVC, from July 2012 to September 2015 for between $18 and $28.
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 shower rugs and contact Tristar for instructions on how to dispose of the rugs and to obtain a free replacement rug.
Tristar Products toll-free at 888-770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.tristarproductsinc.com and click on "Aqua Rug Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Tristar has received 60 reports of consumers falling in the shower or bathtub while on the recalled four suction cup rugs, including 30 reports of injuries such as bruises, cuts, and fractured or broken bones.
+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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