Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Prompts Recall of Mattresses by

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: Natural Sense Foam Blocks with Cotton Cover (Mattresses)

Units: About 140

Manufacturer:, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The foam blocks with cotton covers (intended to be used as 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 the Natural Sense foam blocks with cotton covers intended to be used as a mattress. The foam block was sold in the following sizes:

Twin (38"x75")
Twin Long (38"x80")
Full (53"x75")
Full Long (53"x80")
Queen (60"x80")
Cal. King (72"x84")
E. King (76"x80")

Foam mattresses that have a cover with a gold ribbon pattern and a label stating "This mattress meets the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1633 (federal flammability (open flame) standard for mattress sets) when used without a foundation or with foundations" are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Online at from July 2007 through May 2009 for between $225 and $1,420.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact to determine if their mattress is included in the recall, and if it is, to receive a free additional cover to be placed over their mattress.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact at 800-256-6162 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at


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