June 19, 2006

Phil Vassil Rugs Recalls Flokati Rugs 

Name of Product: Wool Flokati Rugs

Units: 55 (About 18 were sold to consumers)

Manufacturer: Phil Vassil Rugs, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: These rugs fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for flammability under the Flammable Fabrics Act and could ignite, presenting a risk of burn injuries.

Description: This recall includes Phil Vassil rugs with model numbers 1500 (white) and 2000 (black), which is written on the underside of the rugs. The units are 5-foot by 7-foot, and are made of 100 percent wool. The rugs bear an adhesive label that reads in part “…FLOKATI RUG…HAND MADE PURE WOOL…MADE IN GREECE…SIZE APPROX. 5 X 7 FT…QUALITY 1500GR/CM…”

Sold by: Phil Vassil Rugs Online Store at www.flokatirug.net from February 2006 through May 2006 for about $100.

Remedy: Owners of the rug should stop using these rugs, and contact Phil Vassil Rugs. The company will provide the owners with a free replacement rug.

Consumer Contact: Call Phil Vassil Rugs toll-free at (800) 844-5345 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at http://www.flokatirug.net/alert.htm