Shaw Industries Recalls Carpet Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 12, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 12, 2013
Recall number: 14-053

  • Shaw Industries Aristocrat II Carpet
    Shaw Industries Aristocrat II Carpet

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Aristocrat II Carpet

Hazard:  The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Shaw Industries at (800) 241-4031 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.shawfloors.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 16,300 yards

Description:  The recall involves Aristocrat II brand wall-to-wall carpet with style number 7L514. The carpet was sold in one color, “Pale Clay.” A date stamp on the back of the carpet reads “USA 760 MEA 52545,” the date “06-07-2013,” a time range between 00:45 and 3:00 and the words “Pile: 100% Polyester.” The stamp is repeated every six feet. 

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately contact Shaw Industries to determine if their carpet is included in the recall and for instructions on returning the product for refund or replacement.

Sold exclusively at:  Lowe’s stores nationwide between June 2013 and September 2013 for about $1 a square foot.

Manufacturer:  Shaw Industries Inc., of Dalton, Ga.

Manufactured in:  USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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Source: cpsc.gov