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The Futon Shop Recalls Single & Double 8 Promo Futons

Starting date:
March 27, 2014
Posting date:
March 27, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38673

Affected products

Single and Double Eight Layer Off-White Promo Futons manufactured by The Futon Shop

Product description

The Futons affected are single and double size with 8 layers encased in an off-white casing manufactured by The Futon Shop and sold from June 2009 to March 2014. The tag attached to the mattress is stamped with PROMO.

Hazard identified

The Futon Shop is voluntarily recalling these products after Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program determined that these single and double futon mattresses pose a flammability hazard.

The Hazardous Products (Mattresses) Regulations require that all mattresses, including futons, resist ignition when tested with a smouldering cigarette ignition.

Neither Health Canada nor The Futon Shop has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 750 were sold by The Futon Shop at their retail location at 1685 Main Street West, Unit 160 in Hamilton, Ontario. Approximately 40 of the futons were also sold at East West Futons at 464 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario since December 2013.

Time period sold

The affected futons were sold from June 2009 to March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Ontario, Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
The Futon Shop
Hamilton
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using these futon mattresses and contact the company for a replacement casing and barrier.

For more information, consumers may contact The Futon Shop by telephone at 1-905-572-9606 during the following business hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or via email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.