Washington, DC - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Serta International have announced a voluntary recall of Serta's Zipper-Covered Foam Core Mattresses.
Serta International Mattress Co. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, made about 6100 of these mattresses, which were later found not to meet the mandatory federal open-flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
No incidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this issue, said a CPSC statement. Consumers need to get a free replacement cover, which will solve the problem, the statement indicated.
The recalled mattresses have a zipper cover over a foam core and were sold in twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes. They were manufactured between 30 Nov 2007 and 20 May 2008. The mattress name, date of manufacture, model, and serial numbers are located on label attached to the mattress. Only specific serial numbers are included in the recall.
The products were sold at mattress retailers nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008 for up to $2500, said the announcement.
Consumers should contact Serta to see if their mattress is included in the recall, and if it is, they can get a free replacement cover.
Consumer Contact: Serta toll-free in the US at (866) 675-3853 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.serta.com.