Flammability Concerns Prompt Recall for Two Mattress Firms
Two mattress manufacturers, Stork Craft and Nipponflex, are being forced to recall products due to potential fire hazards.
Stork Craft, a firm that specializes in crib mattresses, is issuing a recall after the discovery that its products do not meet mandatory federal flammability standards. The recall involves Stork Craft foam crib and crib/toddler mattresses with model numbers 06710-100 and 06710-200 and a date of manufacture between August 2014 and January 2015. The company is recalling about 18,500 mattresses.
Stork Craft products were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon, EChannel, ToysRUs, Walmart, and Wayfair from August 2014 to April 2015 for between $38 and $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the mattresses and contact Stork Craft for their free zippered mattress barrier cover that will ensure the product meets federal standards. The company can be reached at (800) 274-0277.
Nipponflex announced a similar recall after being informed that its products also do not meet mandatory federal flammability standards. The recall involves all models and sizes of Nipponflex Smart Care, Smart Care split, Smart Flex, and Smart Flex split. All are white in color and have an electric massage function controlled by a remote. The split mattresses consist of two single mattresses side by side to form a queen or king size mattress.
Nipponflex is recalling about 400 mattresses. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Customers obtained these products through independent distributors via in-home sales in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Utah, and Virginia. They were sold from February 2014 to April 2015, retailing for between $2,000 and $7,000.
Owners should contact Nipponflex to claim their free mattress cover that will ensure the mattress is in compliance with federal standard of consumer protection. Customers can contact the company at (844) 226-0366.