Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Ottoman Bed Mattresses by PBteen

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2010.  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: PBteen Ottoman Beds

Units: About 3,000

Importer: PBteen a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The Ottoman Bed mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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).

Sold at: PBteen catalog and website from August 2008 through November 2009 for about $300.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact PBteen to receive a free mattress cover that will bring the mattress into compliance with the flammability standard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact PBteen toll-free at (866) 472-3010 from 7 am to midnight ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at