Recall: FLOR' Inc. Recalls Carpet Tiles Due to Puncture Hazard

Originally May 9, 2007, Last Revised October 16, 2008
Alert #07-545

Note: Telephone Number Change

FLOR' Inc. Recalls Carpet Tiles Due to Puncture Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Heartfelt Carpet Tiles

Units: About 24,000 tiles

Manufacturer: InterfaceFLOR LLC, LaGrange, Ga.

Hazard: Pin-like needles can be embedded in the carpet tiles, posing a puncture wound hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: FLOR has received three reports from consumers who have received a puncture, scratch or a small cut from coming into contact with needles in the carpet tiles. None of the injuries required outside medical attention.

Description: The carpet tiles are made from a blend of wool and Kenaf, measure 20-inches by 20-inches and come in colors Corazon (beige), Herz (gray), and Coeur (light gray) The tiles have, "Made in USA" embossed on the bottom of each tile.

Sold on: FLOR's Web site, home décor boutiques, and in the firm's catalog nationwide from January 2006 through December 2006 for about $12 per tile.

Remedy: Consumers will receive a full refund when the tiles are returned, or free replacement tiles of an equal value. The company is directly notifying those consumers who purchased the affected tiles on-line or through their catalog.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact FLOR at (866) 281-3567 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.florcatalog.com



Heartfelt Carpet Tiles