CPSC Recall: Ottoman bed mattresses violate flammability standard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. PBteen Ottoman beds recalled due to fire risk.

The CPSC and PBteen recalled Ottoman beds due to fire risk.

San Francisco, CA—PBteen Ottoman beds have been voluntarily recalled by both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov and the PBteen, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. The CPSC announced the recall on Thursday, April 1, 2010 after discovering the beds pose a fire hazard to consumers.

The recall of about 3,000 beds was initiated after the Ottoman Bed mattresses failed to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard, which can lead to a fire hazard among consumers. At this time no injuries have been reported. The CPSC reported, “This recall involves mattresses sold as part of PBteen Ottoman Beds with registration number CA -31586(TW). These are multifunctional ottomans that can be used to sit or sleep. The ottoman can be turned into a twin-sized bed. They were sold with a cover in stone, navy, ivory or pink. The ottoman cover has a tag that reads ‘PBteen’ and a label with registration number CA-31586(TW).”

The Ottoman beds were sold via the PBteen catalog and Web site for about $300, from August 2008 through November 2009. To receive a free mattress cover that will put the mattress in compliance with the federal flammability standard, contact PBteen.

For further information, consumers can contact PBteen toll-free at (866) 472-3010 from 7 am to midnight ET, or visit their Web site at www.pbteen.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.