Cost Plus Recalls Silk Floor Mats Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Recycled Silk Floor Mats

Units: About 17,000

Distributor: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled silk mats can have a tack or staple woven into the fabric strips. The tack or staple can cut consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Cost Plus is aware of one incident in which a tack was discovered in a mat by a consumer. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recycled silk floor mats measure 2 ft. by 3 ft. They were sold in a variety of color stripe combinations. “World Market” and “SKU 441536″ are printed on the mat’s white care label sewn into the bottom of the mat.

Sold exclusively at: Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide from June 2011 through May 2012 for about $17.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled floor mats and return them to any Cost Plus World Market store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. through 12 p.m. PT any day, or visit the firm’s website at www.worldmarket.com and click on Product Recalls under Customer Service.

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