Consumer product recall

Springs Silky Shag Rug in Dark Brown, Silver, and Taupe

Starting date:
November 14, 2012
Posting date:
November 14, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Springs Silky Shag Rug in Dark Brown, Silver, and Taupe

Product description

This recall involves the Silky Shag Rug by Springs made of polyester fibres with a cotton canvas backing and comes in dimensions of 1.50 metres x 2.13 metres (59 inches x 84 inches). The rug comes in dark brown, silver, and taupe. The rugs can be identified by the UPC 068667487787.

Hazard identified

A third party testing facility has demonstrated that the products do not meet Canadian flammability requirements as outlined in the Hazardous Products (Carpet) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The rugs could easily catch fire and burn if exposed to a flame or other ignition source such as a lighter, match, candle, or spark from a fireplace, posing a burn risk and fire hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Springs Canada Inc. has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these area rugs.

For more information on the hazard, see Health Canada: Carpets.

Number sold

Approximately 2,500 of the recalled rugs were sold at Home Depot stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled rugs were sold from August 2012 to October 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Springs Canada Inc.





The Home Depot of Canada Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.

For more information, consumers may contact Springs Canada Inc. customer service at 1-800-465-8896 for a product replacement.